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First Warning Forecast: Periods of rain, few storms tonight and more rain Friday

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Posted at 11:38 AM, Apr 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-23 11:42:17-04

First Warning Forecast:

Another round of rain and storms…

Widespread rain and a few thunderstorms will track across the Southeast today. Rain and storm chances will increase from this afternoon to evening to overnight. Our overall severe weather threat has greatly decreased and shifted south, but with that said, some storms could be strong to severe, especially for the southern Outer Banks. Damaging wind gusts will be the greatest severe threat there. Periods of heavy rain will be likely across the entire area where .5" to 1.3" of rain will be possible.

Rain will continue for Friday. Expect a mix of clouds with scattered showers and storms. Highs will warm into the mid and upper 70s tomorrow. It will be windy, SW at 10 to 20 mph with higher gusts.

More showers and storms will move in for the weekend. Most of Saturday will be nice with a mix of sun and clouds and highs in the mid 60s. Showers and storms return for Saturday night to Sunday morning. Highs will warm to near 70 on Sunday.