StormTrack 12 Planning Forecast
WARM AND HUMID WITH SOME PM SUN
TEMPERATURES DROP WITH A COLD RAIN FRIDAY
CLEAR BUT COLD FOR WEEKEND
THURSDAY AFTERNOON: Warm and humid with high cloudiness and sun. Highs: 74 to 78 inland, 68 to 72 coastal. Southeast wind becoming southwest 10 to 20 mph.
THURSDAY NIGHT: Clouds return with rain re-developing. Temperatures dropping late. Lows: 58 to 62. Southwest wind 15 to 20 mph.
FRIDAY: Cloudy with periods of rain, temperatures dropping. Early day highs in the upper 50s dropping to the 40s by PM. North wind 10 to 15 mph.
SATURDAY: Mostly sunny, breezy, and colder. Highs: 46 to 50. Northwest wind 10 to 15 mph.
After we spent the morning with clouds and even some damaging thunderstorms, thing improve for late this afternoon as drier air work in and we see some peeks of sunshine. Warm and humid with highs in the upper 70s.
Showers return Thursday night as lows remain above normal with the coastal areas in the mid 50s and upper 50s inland.
StormTrack 12 meteorologists are tracking a cold front that well head across eastern Carolina on Friday. We will see rain chances at 60 percent. A couple of waves will cross the area with the cold front to the northwest. A cooler air mass behind the front will settle into the southeast and bring freezing temperatures.
Friday night into Saturday morning will cool enough to possibly mix rain with, or change to snow showers or flurries.
Saturday may see a brief shower or two in the morning hours, but start to clear out and return to partly cloudy skies Saturday afternoon. We will be much cooler Saturday temperatures on Saturday and Saturday night.
Be on the alert for frost or freeze potential dangers Saturday night inland, as we will drop into the upper 20s to near 30s. Frost sensitive plants could be at risk. You may want to take care of those plants with these colder temperatures.
Sunday will see high pressure settle back into the region as the main feature. Sunday through Wednesday will be partly to mostly sunny. We will be cool Sunday but warming up Monday through Wednesday to near normal.
Highs will be in the mid 40s to near 50 Saturday and near 50 to the mid 50s Sunday night, with mid 60s to near 70 Monday through Wednesday. Lows will fall to the low to mid 30s Friday night and upper 20s to low 30s Saturday night, with upper 30s to low 40s Monday night and low to mid 40s Tuesday night and Wednesday night.
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Our normal high 68°, low 44°.
---Meteorologist LES STILL