Jim’s First Alert Forecast: Clouds building Thursday; Rain & wind to follow on Friday

Coastal low will impact Eastern NC Friday and Saturday
Published: Sep. 20, 2023 at 11:24 AM EDT|Updated: Sep. 21, 2023 at 9:04 AM EDT
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GREENVILLE, N.C. (WITN) - Thursday will bring building cloud cover, but the rain stays out until Friday. A building area of low pressure will track along the coast from Friday through Saturday bringing plenty of rain and gusty winds with it. Rain chances increase Friday and persist through Saturday into Saturday night. Inland locations can expect 1-2″ of rain with wind gusts up to 35 mph. Coastal locations will likely see the most rainfall with 2-4″ possible and wind gusts up to 50 mph. Rough surf and high rip current conditions are expected as well.

The National Hurricane Center is monitoring a system off the southeast U.S. coast that will be impacting parts of the Carolinas into the weekend. The system currently has a 40% chance of developing over the next 5 days, but whether it becomes tropical or not doesn’t matter. We’re still going to see the potential for heavy rain and wind if it has a name or not. We’ll keep you updated as we fine-tune the forecast and track of the coastal low.

For more information about this Friday and Saturday’s turbulent weather, you can go here.

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