Saturday, December 15, 2007

Chance for Rain Still Holding for This Weekend

Good Saturday to you

Clouds have moved in for the start of the weekend and to our west, another round of wintry weather passing through the central United States. Winter weather advisories/watches/warnings are in place from Missouri through Illinois, Michigan and Indiana and Ohio through the Northeastern US.
We will have periods of light rain developing into the afternoon, and heavier rain forecast for tonight into tomorrow morning. In addition, there is a possibility for a thunderstorm along and east of I-95 which could bring localized gusty winds. We're expecting about (from west to east through central and eastern NC) an inch to an inch and a quarter from this system. By no means a drought buster but, at this point with the exceptional drought which continues to expand throughout the state, anything is helpful.

Sunday will see clearing by afternoon from west to east as a cold front swings across our state. We'll have had steady to slowly rising temperatures late Saturday night ahead of this front (low to mid 50s Triangle and Sandhills, mid 50s and milder Down East), but after the front passes Sunday morning, our temperatures will drop rather quickly and those gusty winds will create some challenging conditions for instance if you're driving a high-profile vehicle or have outdoor decorations or items that you've not anchored down or stored away for the day. West winds will move in at 20-25 mph with gusts near 40mph.

Monday through mid-week will feature some calmer weather with near seasonable temperatures. For a view of your weather on the Ones 7-day forecast, click on this link:

And remember, you can see your Weather on the Ones forecast throughout the day and night at News 14!

Have a good Saturday.

Pati Darak
Meteorologist, News 14 Carolina

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