Rain will spread from south to north Friday evening and overnight. Most of us will have rain Friday evening and overnight but the far northern parts of our area (north of US64 from Wilson to Plymouth) will be the last to see any rain and could make it through much of the night before the rain arrives. Heavier rain will be over the south and eastern parts of our area. Rainfall amount of ¾ to 1 ½ inches will be common especially over the areas south of US70 and east of US17.Overnight low temperatures will range from 46-50 inland, to 50-54 on the inner banks rivers and sounds and 54-58 along the beaches.
Saturday looks to be cloudy and rainy for much of the day. The heavier rain should fall during the morning but there will still be scattered showers in the afternoon. The wind will be strong out of the northeast at 10-20 mph and gusting even higher so it will definitely not be the best day for outdoor activities. The high temperatures will range from 54-58 inland to 58-62 on the rivers and sounds and 62-66 at the beach.
Cloudy skies stick around for Saturday night and at the present we are forecasting the rain to taper off from south to north, but I am concerned that we might not see the rain move out until later in the day on Sunday. Saturday night’s low temperature should be in the upper 40s.
Sunday morning will start off with clouds and a decent chance for lingering rain showers. That could pose some problems for area Eastern sunrise services. About half of our computer forecast models want to end the rain prior to dawn on Sunday but the other half of the models keep rain over the area until well into the afternoon. High temperatures should make it to the middle 60s. Hopefully we should see some sunshine through the clouds by late Sunday.
Sunday night sees the drying trend continue with a mix of stars and clouds and low temps around 48.
On Monday look for a mix of sun and clouds with the high up to around 70.
Monday night brings a mix of stars and clouds with the low right around 50.
Tuesday should have a mix of sun and clouds with a chance for some more scattered showers and thunderstorms. The high will be up to or just above 76.
Tuesday night will be cloudy with the chance for some widely scattered rain showers and thunderstorms and it will be mild with the low temperature in the middle 50s.
Wednesday and Thursday should be mostly sunny and mild with overnight lows in the low to middle 50s and daytime highs in the middle to upper 70s.
Friday brings a mix of sun and clouds with the high temperature in the upper 70s.