ABC7 StormWatch with Doug Hill and Jacqui Jeras

Today's Forecast Updated Thursday at 10:30 PM

After a day like this, I think you'll like what is in store for the weekend.

Overnight:
Gradual Clearing, Chilly
Lows: 45-54
Wind: NW 5-10 m.p.h.
Friday:
Partly Cloudy and Breezy
Highs: Upper 70s
Wind: NW 10-15 m.p.h.
Saturday:
Sunny and Warm
Highs: Mid 70s
Wind: Light

 

As expected, this day turned out to be cloudy, very chilly and wet. Want to hear some good news? The storm system responsible for the gloomy weather is moving through North Carolina right now and will be off-shore and out of the picture later tonight. The rain has ended west of Washington and will end south and east of Washington well before sunset.

Partly cloudy, breezy, milder and drier weather is all but guaranteed for tomorrow across the entire area. Highs will reach the middle to upper 70s. High pressure will set up shop off the Carolina Coast over the holiday weekend and as a result, warmer and eventually more humid conditions will develop. We are forecasting mostly sunny skies for Saturday and Sunday. It will still be pleasant on Saturday with highs in the lower to middle 70s. But by Sunday, the increasing heat and humidity will be underway. Sunday’s highs will reach the middle 80s with some mugginess developing, as well.

Memorial Day is looking better because we have removed the mention of afternoon showers and thunderstorms. We believe it will be partly cloudy and kind of muggy with highs in the upper 80s. Looking ahead to Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday…it is going to be HOT and HUMID. Our forecast is for partly sunny skies with highs around 90 degrees each day with a 30%-40% chance of afternoon showers and thunderstorms.

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