Jim’s First Alert Forecast: Warmer 70s on tap Thursday; Showers coming Friday

The mercury will likely reach the 70s again on Friday
First Alert Forecast for Thursday, November 16th 5AM
Published: Nov. 15, 2023 at 11:57 AM EST|Updated: Nov. 16, 2023 at 11:14 AM EST
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GREENVILLE, N.C. (WITN) - Skies will trend sunnier on Thursday the temps lifting into the low 70s by early afternoon. We’ll enjoy another day of unseasonably warm 70s on Friday before cooler temps return for the weekend.

A weak area of low pressure will track just offshore of the North Carolina coast Friday afternoon into Friday night. The storm will bring scattered showers to areas primarily along and east of highway 17 Friday afternoon through midnight. Rainfall totals are trending towards 0.10-0.25″. The low will pull away from the coast by sunrise Saturday with rain chances departing just in time for the weekend. If you are heading to any high school football games Friday night be sure to bring an umbrella in case you catch a shower.

A sunny start to next week before another round of rain pushes in from the southeast Tuesday afternoon and continuing into Wednesday. Highs will lift back close to 70° ahead of the rain on Tuesday. Scattered showers Tuesday into Wednesday will clear out for Thanksgiving with cooler air and sunny skies on tap for Turkey Day.

As for tropics, there is an area of low pressure that will be tracked by the National Hurricane Center that has a 10% of developing into a tropical system along the southeast coast of NC on Friday.

There is another tropical wave in central Caribbean Sea has a 50% of forming within the next seven days days. The last two names on the list are Vince and Whitney.

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