Scattered strong to severe thunderstorms moved through southeast North Carolina late Tuesday afternoon and early Tuesday evening. There were reports of some trees and power lines down in Bladen and Columbus counties. Behind a cool front a drier and more stable airmass moves in for Wednesday.
TONIGHT: Any lingering showers will end by midnight. Skies will be mostly clear but patchy areas of fog will develop. Lows will be in the low 70's.
WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY: Behind a front a slightly drier airmass moves in. Both days will be mostly sunny with highs in the upper 80's. Overnight lows will be near 70. Rain chances are slim.
FRIDAY AND SATURDAY: Behind a second and even stronger cool front, temperatures and humidity levels will drop even more! Highs will drop into the mid 80's and overnight lows will be in the mid 60's. Saturday will be mostly sunny but Friday will feature a few more clouds and at least a shot at a few spotty showers or t-storm, courtesy of a trough.
TROPICAL WAVE NEAR THE EASTERN CARIBBEAN: The National Hurricane Center suggests a large, disorganized wave of low pressure has a 50% chance of developing into a tropical depression or storm as it gets near the northern Caribbean islands later this week. We'll watch it very closely!
TROPICAL WAVE NEAR THE COAST OF AFRICA: A strong low pressure wave moved off the west coast of Africa Monday. Storm development will be possible from this as it pushes northwestward over open Atlantic Ocean water through the rest of the week.
First Alert Meteorologists Gannon Medwick, Colin Hackman, Eric Davis, and Iisha Scott will keep you updated.
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