Russell’s First Alert Forecast: Spotty clouds and glimmers of sunshine expected!

With the northeasterly breeze in place, our highs will hold in the mid to upper 50s through the weekend
Published: Dec. 7, 2022 at 7:44 AM EST|Updated: Dec. 10, 2022 at 9:43 AM EST
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GREENVILLE, N.C. (WITN) - Good morning Eastern NC and happy Saturday! Periodic episodes of mid and upper layered clouds will flow across the area, adding to the overall picturesque skies. Near steady temperatures in the brisk mid to upper 50s is likely as gentle breezes from the northeast continues throughout the day.

By Saturday night, upper level moisture will begin to move in, leading to cloud formationd that may thicken through the overnight hours. While that may reduce the chance for the stargazers to catch a great look of the skies, the clouds should hold temps in the upper 40s.

A cold front will approach the area Sunday, bringing rain drops back before we close out the weekend. Most areas will see cloudy skies and minimal showers, averaging well below a quarter of an inch for those along and north and east of Interstate 40. Communities closer to the Crystal Coast will likely see a trace to a quarter inch possible. Highs will warm into the mid to upper 50s as the rain will come with slightly warmer air.

Colder air arrives late Sunday night, clearing skies and delivering gentle breezes to the area. The light and variable breezes along with clearing skies may set the stage for a rapid drop in temperatures due to radiational cooling. Some backyards may drop into the lower to mid 30s so please be sure to bundle up!

DROUGHT MONITOR: As of Thursday’s (12/8) update, most Eastern NC counties continue to grapple with abnormally dry conditions to moderate drought. The minimal rain over the next few days will lead to little change in our soil moisture, extending the duration of the drought through winter. Multiple communities in Eastern NC are running several inches below normal for the year


Partly to mostly cloudy with sun breaks likely near the coast. High of 55. Wind NE 7-15.


Mostly cloudy skies with late day raindrops. High of 59. Wind NE 10-15. Rain chance 30%.


Mostly sunny and breezy. Near freezing overnight. High of 54. Wind NE 7-15


Mostly sunny. Near freezing overnight. High of 51. Wind NE 7-15

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