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First Alert Forecast: Flood Watch continues, rain chances to trend down through the weekend



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.

First Alert Meteorologists Gannon Medwick, Colin Hackman, Eric Davis, and Iisha Scott will keep you updated.

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