WJTV News Channel 12 - Hot Weekend/Severe Weather Threat Monday

Hot Weekend/Severe Weather Threat Monday

Meteorologist Patrick Ellis Meteorologist Patrick Ellis
GREENVILLE, N.C. - Good Saturday to you! I'm WNCT 9 First Alert Meteorologist Patrick Ellis with your forecast for eastern North Carolina.    

SATURDAY: Low clouds and fog will start the day, eventually breaking up to partly sunny skies with a chance for an afternoon shower/storm. Overall chances will stay at around 20%. Highs today will be around 90 degrees inland; mid 80s at the coast. Overnight, skies will be partly to mostly clear with warm and muggy conditions. The winds will stay up enough to keep the atmosphere mixed. Lows will be in the mid-upper 70s. 

SUNDAY: Skies start off mostly sunny turning towards filtered sunshine for the afternoon. Winds will pick up out of the SW, especially at the coast. Highs will be extremely warm, likely in the mid 90s inland; upper 80s at the coast. Heat indices will likely exceed 100 degrees. We'll deem this a FIRST ALERT WEATHER DAY due to the heat. 

MONDAY: Monday will also be deemed a FIRST ALERT WEATHER DAY for not only the heat, but also a credible threat for severe weather that will come into play for the afternoon and evening hours. A strong frontal boundary will push into the region, sparking the chance for strong to severe thunderstorms out ahead of it. Highs will top out in the low-mid 90s again with heat indices around 100. Storms that fire up with have the potential to have damaging wind gusts and large hail. This is a fairly credible threat for severe weather. Everything begins to subside late Monday night as the front pushes offshore.

POST FRONT: Cooler and drier Canadian air spills southward taking out temperatures into the low-mid 80s through the latter portion of the week. This is something First Alert Weather has been forecasting for well over a week now. We'll stay cooler than normal with partly sunny skies. The next weekend looks to turn showery as a new inverted trough axis coming in off the Atlantic proves bothersome. 

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. One wave coming off the west African coastline has a low chance for development over the next few days. If it were to develop, it would take a more southerly route toward the Caribbean. 

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