Once again this trough pinned to the coastal waters off of our area stays just close enough to keep showers and thunderstorms in the forecast for the rest of the day. The eastern progression of this trough will proportionately allow conditions to clear from the west into Saturday. This means Bladen, Columbus and western Brunswick may escape with fewer showers than Wilmington, Southport and Surf City. High temperatures will once again run cool for this time of year, with highs in the low 80s.
Tonight's forecast remains threatened with showers and thunderstorms, but Saturday things will finally start to dry out. Look for only isolated showers, partly sunny skies and temperatures back into the mid to upper 80s.
Sunday will be fairly nice as well and as we head into the work week, say Tuesday, our rain chances really will ramp up depending on the forecast track of Tropical Storm Isaac, which should be moving into the Gulf of Mexico. Long range models hint at continued unsettled weather into late next week.
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