Friday’s First Warning Forecast: Stormy afternoon, but cooler

Meteorologist Maddie Kirker’s First Warning Forecast

Showers and storms will continue to develop this afternoon and move east across the area. Heavy rain will be possible with these storms.

A cold front is moving south through North Carolina today and will become stationary. Once the the front stalls, waves of showers and storms will move along that front (including today) bringing us a good chance for rain all the way through the weekend and even into next week.

The silver lining: milder temperatures. With the added clouds and rain,  highs will only be able to climb into the upper 70s on Friday and Saturday and near 80° on Sunday.

The soggy weather sticks around well into the work week, but the milder weather does not. Expect high temperatures in the low-to-mid 80s most of next week.

We will have a good chance for showers and thunderstorms on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.

After some morning showers on Thursday, we expect the soggy pattern to finally break. Stay tuned.


Weather & Health 

Pollen: Low-Medium (Oak, Grasses)

UV Index: 7 (High)

Air Quality: Moderate (Code Yellow)

Mosquitoes: Very High

Chief Meteorologist Maddie Kirker


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