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Forecast Last Updated at Tuesday, August 30, 2016 at 6:16AM

Warm Now, But Cooler Later

Anomalously warm weather will be with us through Thursday. Hit-or-miss showers and thundershowers will be around both Wednesday and Thursday afternoons. Then, we’re in for a real treat for the extended holiday weekend as Tropical Depression #9 should remain to our south and east. A cooler, drier air mass should envelop our region for Friday through Labor Day.

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Tuesday

Hi: 86 Lo: 64

Abundant sunshine; More unseasonable warmth; Light SE wind
Wednesday

Hi: 86 Lo: 65

Lots of sunshine; Widely-separated PM showers & thundershowers; Very warm & more humid; Light wind
Thursday

Hi: 84 Lo: 62

More afternoon cloudiness; Widely scattered PM showers & thunderstorms; Continued quite warm; NW wind 5-10 mph
Friday

Hi: 79 Lo: 58

Abundant sunshine; Cooler & less humid
Saturday

Hi: 79 Lo: 57

Bright sunshine; Extremely nice

Further Out

Sunday - Sunny & spectacular; High in the upper 70s; Low in the upper 50s
Monday - Mostly sunny; More great weather for Labor Day; High near 80 degrees; Low in the upper 50s

Forecast Discussion

High pressure will be in control of our weather again today, promoting abundant sunshine, very warm temperatures and too-slim-to-mention shower chances.

We’re watching a cold front that will approach from the northwest late Wednesday, and then move across the state on Thursday. It will be moist and unstable enough out ahead of this feature to promote isolated to widely-scattered showers and thunderstorms both afternoons.

Once the front gets past, the weather looks delightful for the holiday weekend. Skies will be generally clear and temperatures and humidity levels will be quite refreshing. Tropical Depression #9’s moisture (see below) should remain to our east on Friday, confined to coastal sections. In fact, sinking air to the west of the tropical system should solidify a gorgeous weekend in our neck of the woods!

In the tropics, Hurricane Gaston has peaked in intensity and will be accelerating out to sea. Tropical Depression #9 is located in the southeastern Gulf of Mexico and will turn to the northeast and move across northern Florida late on Thursday before moving off the Southeast Coast. Meanwhile, Tropical Depression #8 is just off the NC Outer Banks and will jet out to sea after midweek.

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