Hot and Sticky Labor Day; Scattered Storms by Mid Week - WHLT 22 Connecting the Pine Belt

Hot and Sticky Labor Day; Scattered Storms by Mid Week


Good Monday Afternoon and Happy Labor Day to you! I'm WNCT 9 First Alert Meteorologist Dontae Jones. Here's a look at your forecast for eastern North Carolina

AUGUST PERSPECTIVES: If you thought August was a cooler and wetter than normal month, then you are correct. Looking at the monthly data, we ran about 3 degrees cooler on high temperatures than normal at Pitt-Greenville Airport; rainfall amounts ran about 2" above normal as well.

THIS AFTERNOON: Some morning clouds will give way to partly sunny skies as well as hot and humid conditions. Highs inland will work towards the lower 90s, mid-upper 80s at the coast. Heat indices will run up toward the century mark. Use your warm weather precautions by wearing light, loose fitting clothing, taking frequent breaks indoors or in the shade and drinking plenty of fluids.   

TONIGHT: Continued southwesterly flow in the winds will continue to pump up warm temperatures and a muggy atmosphere. Look for temperatures again in the mid 70s overnight.

THIS WEEK: The Piedmont trough will stay as weak focal mechanism for storms into Tuesday before a new frontal boundary drops into the region late Wednesday kicking up a chance for storms. Highs will be in the low-mid 90s these days. Behind the front on Thursday, slightly cooler air will be back into the fold, but will not be sticking around for long. Temperatures will rebound back into the upper 80s and lower 90s by Saturday. Another, more 'legitimate' cold front will begin making it's move towards the region by Sunday, kicking up better rain chances and cooler temperatures.

TROPICS: The tropics will remain quiet through the weekend; though we'll continue to monitor the Gulf and Caribbean for possible development of several tropical waves that are pushing through that region but will not be a factor us in eastern North Carolina. For an even more complete update, visit the WNCT 9 First Alert Hurricane Center by clicking HERE.

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Whatever the forecast, meteorologists, Jerry Jackson, Dontae Jones, Patrick Ellis and David Sawyer will keep you updated.

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