Jim’s First Alert Forecast: Nice air building in Thursday through the weekend

We’ll get an early taste of autumn the next few days
First Alert Forecast September 14, 2023
Published: Sep. 13, 2023 at 10:46 AM EDT|Updated: Sep. 14, 2023 at 4:45 AM EDT
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GREENVILLE, N.C. (WITN) - Fall-like air arrives Thursday and will continue into the weekend. Daytime highs stay in the upper 70s to low 80s and overnight lows in the mid 50s to low 60s. With dry air in place, humidity will be in the comfortable range, along with mostly sunny skies.

Humidity will be back on the rise of the start of next week, as daytimes highs return to the mid 80s, as each day features a slim chance of a passing rain shower throughout the day. Lows will also start to creep back up in the mid 60s

As for the tropics, no changes to Lee’s track or impacts. Rip current risks will stay high through Friday. Waves will continue to get higher as well, with peak waves coming Friday at 9-13 feet. For most of us, we’ll notice Lee passing by from the gusty winds. Northerly winds increase Thursday and Friday. Winds stay sustained at 10-20 inland, 15-25 mph on the coast, and 25-35 mph on the Outer Banks.

Hurricane Margot will continue to stay out in the Atlantic and pose no threat to the ENC area. It is forecasted to downgrade by the weekend as a tropical storm.

Stay tuned to WITN, witn.com, and the WITN First Alert Weather App for the latest information.