Jim’s First Alert Forecast: Heavy rain Wednesday morning; Clearing & cooler for Turkey Day

Wednesday will be a First Alert Weather Day due to the incoming storms
First Alert Forecast November 22, 2023
Published: Nov. 21, 2023 at 1:05 PM EST|Updated: Nov. 22, 2023 at 5:13 AM EST
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GREENVILLE, N.C. (WITN) - Widespread rain will be in place through the bulk of the day Wednesday thanks to a strong cold front moving through. A few thunderstorms will be possible as well from sunrise well inland to mid afternoon on the coast. The severe risk is low, but an isolated strong to severe storm cannot be entirely ruled out. Most areas should end up with 1.0-2.0″ of total rainfall. Be careful on the roadways if you’re headed out to Grandma’s today.

High temperatures will hold in the upper 60s to low 70s through midday Wednesday, but with the cold front moving in, temps will fall to the mid to upper 50s by late afternoon. Sunshine is back with us for Turkey Day, but highs will likely stay in the 50s. Speaking of Thanksgiving, winds will be gusty behind the front, out of the north-northwest. Wind speeds will range between 10-20 mph for inland areas while the coast sees 20-30 mph winds.

A slight chance of rain will return to the forecast late Friday into Saturday, but those showers will be much more subdued than Wednesday morning’s deluge. Plan on spotty showers fading through the start of the weekend. Sunny skies will be the norm from Sunday through at least Tuesday of next week. Highs will show minimal change, staying in the upper 50s. Overnight lows will dip into the upper 30s, so frost (especially on windshields) could be an issue in the mornings.

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