First Warning Forecast: Scattered showers and storms this evening and to start the work week

Posted at 5:12 PM, Aug 19, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-19 17:12:55-04

We’ve been dealing with some scattered showers and storms this afternoon and evening as a cold front continues to drop across the area. Expect a chance for showers and storms as we go overnight. Severe weather is unlikely, but we could see some minor flooding in low-lying areas where heavy downpours exist. Lows will be in the low 70s.

The same cold front will actually stall over North Carolina and keep us unsettled Monday and Tuesday. Mostly cloudy with some showers to start the day, especially in northeast North Carolina. It will actually be a bit cooler with highs in the low and mid 80s. Don’t expect to see a whole lot of sunshine. More scattered showers and storms for Tuesday. Temperatures will warm to the mid and upper 80s. We are looking at a 40 percent chance for some wet weather, but both Monday and Tuesday will not be total washouts. We will have periods of the day where it will be rain-free.

Another cold front will move in Tuesday night and Wednesday. Keeping shower and storm chances around 30 percent. Highs will be in the upper 80s, making Wednesday the warmest day of the week.

Behind that cold front will be some much-needed relief from the rain, heat and humidity. Dewpoints will drop into the 60s by Friday and temperatures will be in the low 80s. Expect mostly dry weather Thursday through Sunday.

Weather & Health 

Pollen: Moderate-High (Ragweed, Grasses)

UV Index: 9 (Very High)

Air Quality: Moderate (Code Yellow)

Mosquitoes: Extreme

Meteorologist April Loveland

For weather updates on Facebook: HERE

Follow me on Twitter: HERE

Follow me on Instagram: HERE

Check out the Interactive Radar on Interactive Radar

Click here to sign up for email alerts from the First Warning Storm Team.