First Warning Forecast: More storms tonight to Sunday, some severe

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Posted at 11:38 AM, Apr 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-25 11:38:54-04

First Warning Forecast:
More clouds than sun and cooler today, storms late tonight through Sunday...

Happy Saturday! It'll be noticeably cooler today thanks to an easterly breeze off of the water and mostly cloudy skies. Highs will only reach the low 60s today, which is about 10 degrees below normal. For the most part our Saturday will be dry but a few sprinkles and/or a spotty shower will be possible. Rain and storm chances will increase after sunset.

Showers and storms will build in across the region overnight through Sunday morning as system moves in from the west. Some storms could be severe especially in eastern North Carolina with periods of heavy rain (which could lead to flooding) and damaging winds the primary threats. The timing of our storms looks to be between 3am - 9am, sweeping west to east across our area.

By midday Sunday, the first line of storms should be well east of the area. We'll see sunshine break out during the afternoon, which will lead to the possible development of more storms to end the day Sunday. These storms will also have the capability of producing strong winds. Highs Sunday will be much warmer, and in the mid to upper 70s.

We'll finally begin to dry out Monday with even more sunshine expected Tuesday. We'll start the week a bit cooler than Sunday with high temperatures in the 60s. But warmer air and our next round of storms will move in by midweek.