One front brought drier weather to southeast North Carolina on Wednesday. A stronger front will bring even better weather to the area for the weekend!
THURSDAY FORECAST: Ahead of the next cool front it appears a hot day is on tap. Look for mostly to partly sunny skies and highs near 90. There is a slim chance (10%) of a pop up shower or t-storm during the afternoon.
EXTENDED FORECAST: The next front will bring drier and cooler weather to the area. There is a (20%) chance of a spot shower or t-storm Friday. Otherwise most days will be mostly sunny with highs in the mid 80's with overnight lows in the mid to upper 60's (some models are trending cooler Saturday morning). Rain chances will be slim and none.
TROPICAL ATLANTIC: Tropical depression seven formed south of Puerto Rico on Wednesday afternoon. At this point it is forecast to become Tropical storm Gabrielle over the next 48 hours. It is not a threat to the eastern U.S. but could move near Bermuda early next week.
Two other waves near the Yucatan Peninsula and Leeward islands are unlikely to develop. The GFS model shows a hurricane is the eastern Atlantic 8-10 days from now. Could this be the first Atlantic hurricane of 2013?
First Alert Meteorologists Gannon Medwick, Colin Hackman, Eric Davis, and Iisha Scott will keep you updated.
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