First Warning Forecast: Tracking scattered showers and storms for Friday

Posted at 3:25 PM, Apr 21, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-21 23:00:30-04

Air Quality Alert in effect for Camden, Currituck and Pasquotank Counties through Friday morning.

Tracking scattered showers and storms….After several days of nice, sunny weather, we’re tracking changes, with rain and possible thunderstorms in your forecast.

We’re keeping an eye on a cold front to the west. This front will slide through the area Friday, giving way to scattered showers and possibly a few thunderstorms. Best rain chances will arrive in the afternoon and evening. Otherwise, expect mostly cloudy skies. High temperatures will soar into the upper 70s and lower 80s. Winds will be breezy from the southwest between 10 and 20 mph, with gusts up to 25 mph.

A few showers could linger into Saturday as the front slides offshore. Otherwise, expect gradual clearing. Most of Sunday will be dry. High temperatures will be in the upper 60s on Saturday and Sunday. We’ll be in the 70s on Monday and in the 80s by Tuesday.

Tonight: Mostly Cloudy. Stray Shower Possible (10-20%). Breezy. Low temperatures in the upper 50s and lower 60s. Winds: S/SW 10-15 mph.

Friday: Mostly Cloudy. Scattered Showers and Storms, mainly by afternoon and evening (60%). Breezy. High temperatures in the upper 70s and lower 80s. Winds: SW 10-20 mph.

Saturday: Lingering Showers Possible (30%). Otherwise, partly sunny. High temperatures in the upper 60s. Winds: N 10-15 mph.

Weather & Health for Friday

Pollen: Moderate-High (Oak, Maple, Alder)

UV Index: 7 (High)

Air Quality: Good (Code Green) / Code Red for parts of NE NC

Mosquitoes: Low to Moderate

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Dominic Brown
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