Charlie’s Forecast: Minimal rain risk Monday
Drought conditions will likely spread as the work week looks to be quite dry
Sunday Night: Partly to mostly clear skies. Lows near 49°. Calm winds.
Monday: Partly cloudy with isolated showers. Rain chance: 20%. Highs near 80°. Winds out of the east-northeast at 4 to 8 mph.
Monday Night: Partly to mostly cloudy with rain late. Rain chance: 20%. Lows near 62°
Tuesday: Mostly cloudy with slight chance of rain. Highs near 83°. Winds out of the east-northeast at 5 to 10 mph.
Monday & Tuesday
The area of low pressure that has poured rain over the Midwest will see its warm front extend over parts of VA and NC as we start the week. The rain showers will try to reach us here in the East, but coverage will be extremely limited and rainfall amounts will range between a trace to a quarter of an inch (for those who see the rain). Temperatures will continue to climb as the warm front is set to bring hot and humid air to the region. Highs will reach the low 80s with humidity climbing Tuesday.
Wednesday, Thursday & Friday
We’ll get a couple of days to get used to the humidity before the classic afternoon/evening heat generated storms arrive. Highs will hang in the mid 80s from Wednesday through Friday with overnight lows hovering near the low to mid 60s. The expected weekend return of heat generated storms will come at a good time as all of Eastern NC has been quite dry over the last 30 days. According to the South Eastern Regional Climate Center, we saw only 0.5″ to 4″ for all counties along and east of I-95.