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Thunderstorms and heavy rains likely today

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Dontae Jones Dontae Jones
GREENVILLE, N.C. - A STALLED BOUNDARY WILL MOVE INTO THE REGION ALLOWING FOR AREAS OF LOW PRESSURE TO WORK UP THE BOUNDARY GIVING INCREASED RAIN CHANCES AND INCREASED PROBABILITY OF LOCALIZED FLOODING THE NEXT SEVERAL DAYS.

Good Friday Morning! I'm WNCT 9 First Alert Meteorologist Dontae Jones with your forecast for eastern North Carolina.

THIS MORNING:
Mostly cloudy skies with scattered showers and thunderstorms will greet you on your way to work this morning. Some showers may be heavy. Temperatures will be warm and muggy, in the lower 70s inland and upper 70s to 80 along the coast.

THIS AFTERNOON: Showers and storms become likely through the day, a few of which could be on the strong side with some gusty winds and small hail, accompanied with heavy downpours and lightning. Localized flooding will be possible as well. Temperatures will be stifled because of the clouds and rain, likely in the upper 70s to lower 80s. 

TONIGHT: Showers and thunderstorms are likely to continue even into the overnight hours. Remember to turn around and don't drown as it may be hard to see flooded out areas at night. Temperatures will be similar to last night, in the lower 70s inland and upper 70s along the coast.


WEEKEND SOAKER: A stalled boundary will move into the region, allowing for areas of low pressure to work up the boundary. This will increase rain chances and probability of localized flooding the next several days. Temperatures will stay cooler than normal, in the upper 70s and lower 80s under mainly cloudy skies and rounds of showers and storms. By the end of the event, rainfall totals could easily amount to over 2 - 4" with some higher amounts.

PATTERN CHANGE LATE NEXT WEEK: The upper trough that will help shuttle the areas of low pressure up the frontal boundary will finally begin to dampen and open up to more of a zonal flow. This will allow for the summer heat and humidity, as well as summer pop-up storms to come back by the end of the week before around trough looks to dive southward into next weekend.

TROPICS: Your WNCT 9 First Alert Weather team is now tracking Tropical Storm Bertha in the eastern Atlantic Ocean.  As of the 11pm advisory, Tropical Storm Bertha has 45 mph winds and is moving toward the WNW at 20 mph.  The official forecast from the National Hurricane Center has Bertha making a turn up and just off the U.S. East Coast early next week.  It is too early to know if Bertha will have direct impacts on eastern North Carolina.  Please stay tuned to WNCT 9 First Alert Weather for the latest information.

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