THURSDAY: Outside of a few foggy patches, expect a quiet morning across the region. Partly cloudy skies will push temperatures near seasonable norms in the upper 80s and lower 90s. By afternoon, a few showers and storms will be possible. Lows will drop to the lower to middle 70s.
FRIDAY: Once again, a few foggy patches may greet you out the door – but quickly transitioning to a mix of sun and clouds with a chance for a few afternoon storms. Highs will top out in the lower 90s. Many will stay dry for Friday night plans, but an isolated storm could sneak early in the evening.
WEEKEND AND BEYOND: High pressure will build over the region on the western side Florence’s circulation. This will allow our weather pattern to stay quiet and mainly dry. Temperatures will stay a bit above normal for this time of the year, in the lower 90s. As far as rain chances go, expect near-zero rain chances Sunday through Tuesday. A few pop-up downpours possible by Wednesday.
TROPICS: Hurricane Florence will continue to steam westward with its sights set on the Carolina coastline by Thursday evening. Wind, rain and surge all likely along the North Carolina coast before the storm stalls and turns south toward South Carolina. Isaac continues to move westward toward the Windward Islands and Helene continues to weaken as it turns northward out to sea. Subtropical Storm Joyce will meander out in the Atlantic. A disturbance in the southern Gulf may have a chance to develop before moving onshore in NE Mexico and southern Texas.
WLBT/FOX 40 First Alert Meteorologist
Facebook, Twitter, Instagram: @PatrickEllisWx