Cooler and Drier Today; Hot Weekend Ahead - WRBL

Cooler and Drier Today; Hot Weekend Ahead

Dontae Jones Dontae Jones
GREENVILLE, N.C. - Good Friday Afternoon and T.G.I.F! I'm WNCT 9 First Alert Meteorologist Dontae Jones with your forecast for eastern North Carolina.  

THIS AFTERNOON:  Look for skies to be partly to mostly cloudy today. Some breaks in the clouds are likely in some areas. We're mostly dry inland where more sunshine may be present but the clouds may hang around the coast, specifically the southern coast and around the highway 70 corridor. Highs will be in the mid 80s with a 20 - 30% chance for showers and storms. 

TONIGHT: A quiet night ahead with cooler temperatures. We're partly cloudy overnight tonight with overnight lows in the upper 60s inland and around 70 to lower 70s along the coast. Could continue to see some more areas of patchy fog.

LOOKING AHEAD:  An upper level ridge will help to push the front farther offshore, lowering rain chances for the weekend, but with the ridge building in temperatures will soar into the 90s for the weekend and Monday of next week before another strong front brings in a chance for strong to severe storms. Farther ahead into next week, an unusual shot of Canadian air will end the month of July cooler than normal across eastern NC.

TROPICS: A few weak tropical waves are being gobbled up by extremely dry air in central Atlantic in the same fashion as TD #2 met its demise. Tropical formation isn't likely into the upcoming week.

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