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Strong to Severe Storms Likely; Excessive Heat

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Dontae Jones Dontae Jones
GREENVILLE, N.C. - Good Morning! I'm WNCT 9 First Alert Meteorologist Dontae Jones with your forecast for eastern North Carolina.  

THIS AFTERNOON:  A cool front will slide into the region this afternoon to increase rain chances and may spark a few stronger storms. This will likely be the more significant chance of strong to severe weather this week.  Although an isolated storm may form anywhere in eastern NC during the day, deeper inland sections will have the best of these storms associated with the actual frontal system from early afternoon through the early evening hours.  Coastal sections will have the best chance of stronger storms from late afternoon through midnight, as the front pushes off the coast later tonight. We'll also be watching the temperatures this afternoon. Highs inland will be in the lower 90s and mid to upper 80s along the coast. With the elevated humidity in place, we could see triple digit heat indices today.

TONIGHT: We could see some storms lasting through the late night, however they should begin to wane into the overnight hours. Temperatures should be somewhat cooler, around 70.


LOOKING TOWARD THE WEEKEND:   As the front moves off the coast, storm chances will be much lower on Friday, especially inland areas west of U.S. Highway 17.  There will be a minimal 20 percent chance of a shower or storm inland on Friday and a 30 percent chance of showers and storms along and east of U.S. Highway 17 in the coastal areas.  The front will stall offshore for Saturday and Sunday, keeping a chance for some showers and storms in the forecast for the upcoming weekend.

TROPICS:  Tropical Depression Two which continues to scoot toward the west-northwest in the central tropical Atlantic Ocean has weakened to a Tropical Wave.  The official forecast track from the National Hurricane Center keeps this storm system very weak as it moves across the the Leeward Islands and the eastern Caribbean Sea by Thursday.  At this time, this tropical wave presents no threat to the United States.


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