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First Alert Weather: Sunny skies and comfortable temperatures for our holiday weekend

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Wonderful weekend ahead for southeast North Carolina as Hurricane Arthur heads towards southeast Canada and dry air is filters in behind a cold front. High pressure will build in from our north. Humidity and summertime heat will make a gradual return next week. Here's the breakdown...

YOUR HOLIDAY WEEKEND: Drier and slightly cooler air will continue to filter in just in time for the weekend celebrations. Expect partly to mostly sunny skies with near seasonable conditions. High temperatures will stay comfortable in the mid to upper 80s. You can expect cooler than average low temperatures in the upper 60s. Talk about a great forecast! :)

NEXT WEEK: The typical summertime pattern returns with high pressure anchoring offshore. This means temperatures and humidity will slowly rise throughout the week. Expect partly cloudy skies with high temperatures in the low to mid 90s and low temperatures in the low 70s. A 20% chance for afternoon showers and storms return each day of the week as well.

TROPICS: As of 11 p.m., Hurricane Arthur was a Category 1 storm with winds of 75 mph and approaching Nova Scotia. Arthur is quickly moving to the northeast at 31 mph with a minimum central pressure of 976 mb. Weakening is expected during the next 24 hours and Arthur should become post-tropical by Saturday.

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