A low pressure system will sluggishly back away from the East Coast between Friday night and Sunday as a high pressure system noses in from the Atlantic. The result: a slow and no-doubt welcome reduction in rain chances.
FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY: Scattered showers and storms (localized flooding) will remain possible. In between showers, skies will be partly to mostly cloudy. Saturday's highs: 80s. Winds: southeast 5 to 15mph (20mph+ gusts possible Saturday afternoon).
SUNDAY AND NEXT WEEK: Expect partly cloudy skies. Rain chances: 30% or less. Daily highs: 80s for Sunday but growing to around 90 for the middle of next week. Daily lows: 70s. Winds: generally east near 10mph. Rip current risk: generally "moderate".
TROPICS: The remnants of Chantal have a very low chance of redevelopment before reaching the South Carolina Coast on Saturday. Elsewhere in the Atlantic Basin, new tropical storm formation is not expected into Saturday.