A VERY SLOW MOVING COLD FRONT MAY BRING A SHOWER OR THUNDERSTORM TO SOME SPOTS ON SATURDAY… FRONT MOVES FURTHER SOUTH ON SUNDAY AS A LARGE HIGH PRESSURE AREA BUILDS TO OUR NORTH

A cold front moving very slowly through our area may still be close enough to touch off a thunderstorm on Saturday, especially over inland spots. Note that the front is moving so slowly that on some weathermaps, it is classified as a stationary front. NE NC has the best shot of seeing any rain. On Friday, there were a few very heavy thunderstorms over NE NC. No significant rain fell in my neighborhood. Our humidity levels haven’t dropped so it will still be uncomfortable today (Saturday). A sea breeze will keep temperatures cooler at the shore. The NWS has the chance of precipitation at 30%. I checked the dew points and they are still quite high so any storms that do develop could produce heavy rain. Widespread severe weather is not expected. With the front still nearby on Sunday, there will still be a chance of a shower or storm, but it appears that the weather will be good for most outdoor activities. Early next week, high pressure is expected to build to our north and northeast. This will produce an onshore wind for much of the week keeping temperatures moderate. With the frontal boundary sinking further south, precipitation chances should go down on Tuesday and Wednesday. The heavy rain that fell last week has brought us closer to normal but we’re not quite there yet. Officially at ORF, we are about an inch below normal. I’ll have an update on Sunday.

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