WE ARE TRACKING MAINLY DRY CONDITIONS THROUGH THE WEEKEND

STRAY OR ISOLATED SHOWERS OR STORMS ARE POSSIBLE

RAIN CHANCES INCREASE EARLY NEXT WEEK


Saturday: Partly to mostly sunny and warm. Highs 82-87. Winds southeast 5-10 mph.

Saturday Night: Partly cloudy and mild. Lows 65-70. Winds south 5 mph.

Sunday: Partly cloudy and very warm. Highs 84-89. Winds south 5-10 mph.

Marine Forecast: Moderate threat of rip currents today. Southeast winds at 5-10 knots with seas at 3-5 feet. Expect a light chop on rivers and sounds


Weather Summary:

We are tracking high pressure in the StormTrack 12 Weather Center. This means sunshine will last through the weekend with the slight chance of an isolated thundershower on both Saturday and Sunday afternoon. Highs will be in the low 80s at the beaches and mid 80s inland.

Saturday night will be mild and mostly clear with the isolated chance of a shower. Most of us will remain dry. Lows drop down to the mid 60s inland with upper 60s to low 70s along the coast.

Sunday will be very similar to Saturday with sunshine and warmth. Highs will be in the upper 80s. An isolated sea breeze shower may pop up as well.

StormTrack 12 meteorologists are tracking a sluggish front, to our north, on Monday. This front will try to slide south into our region. We will see increased rain chances, with some meaningful rainfall possible. This front will be draped across northern Virginia, into a low in West Virginia, before trailing through the Tennessee Valley and the southern Mississippi River Valley, back into coastal Texas.

The front will slowly sink into North Carolina Monday night into Tuesday. By midday on Tuesday, we will see the front across our area. This will keep a pretty good shot at some needed rainfall. Chances are at 40 percent Monday night and Tuesday.

By Wednesday morning, the front will run from near Chattanooga, Tennessee to Columbia, South Carolina and Wilmington, North Carolina and out to sea. The areas north of the front, including our area, will see drier and cooler air. The models differ a bit, from this point through late week.

It is likely, however, that a high over the northeast will slide into the region with the cooler air and sunshine for Thursday into Friday.

Highs will be in the upper 80s to near 90 on Monday and near 80 to the mid 80s Tuesday through Friday. Lows will be in the mid 60s to near 70 Sunday night and Monday night, with low to mid 60s Tuesday night through Friday night.

You can always get the latest forecast and weather information on NewsChannel 12, wcti12.com, the StormTrack 12 weather app and our social media on Facebook and Twitter.

Our normal high 83°, low 63°.

Mallory LaPella