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First Warning Forecast: Showers and storms to start the weekend, some strong

Posted at 2:57 PM, Apr 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-17 18:40:15-04

First Warning Forecast:

Showers and storms to start the weekend...

After a bright and sunny Friday, clouds will be on the increase tonight ahead of our next chance of rain. Due to the increase of clouds, low temperatures will be quite mild and in the upper 50s to near 60. Winds will increase out of the south from 10-20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.

Our Saturday will start off cloudy. Showers and storms will be possible during the late morning to lunchtime hour with heavy rain and gusty winds. A stronger storm or two will be possible with winds as high as 60 mph, especially in northeast North Carolina. Rain chances go down during the second half of the afternoon and the sunshine will return to finish the day. Highs will be in the low 60s.

Sunday will be the pick of the weekend with a mix of sun and clouds and highs in the upper 60s. Most of Sunday will be dry but another storm system will move in late, leading to increasing clouds after sunset and the chance of rain.

That same system will be responsible for a rainy Monday but the sunshine will return Tuesday with warming highs back to the upper 60s