WEATHER SUMMARY: Happy Friday! The humidity values has increased and this will set us up for a warm and muggy day in the Cape Fear. Better odds for showers and thunderstorms will arrive today as well with a strong cold front pushes into our area. There is a level 1/2 marginal to slight risk for severe thunderstorms with damaging winds being the primary concern. The latest model guidance indicates about a half inch to one inch of rain could fall in most areas by this evening. After the front moves offshore, expect a drier Memorial Day weekend with sun and clouds and mostly rain free weather. Highs will be above the average in the middle to perhaps the upper 80s with slightly lower humidity as well! Memorial Day and early next week will bring highs in the upper 80s and low odds for a few isolated afternoon/evening showers or thunderstorms. The humidity will also return by next week as well.

Today: Mostly cloudy with scattered showers and thunderstorms developing. Highest rain and storm chances in the afternoon. There is a marginal to slight risk of severe thunderstorms in the afternoon. Damaging wind gusts will be the main threat. Highs in the low to mid 80s inland to around 80 on the beaches. Winds south at 15-20 mph gusting to 25 mph at times.

Tonight: Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms in the evening. Mostly cloudy early then clearing skies overnight. Low in the upper 60s to around 70.

Saturday: Sunshine and clouds. A nice day with lower humidity. Warm high in the mid to upper 80s inland to around or a little over 80 on the coast/shore.

Meteorologist Ramel Carpenter

Categories: Daily Forecast

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