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Clouds, rain and below normal temps this weekend in NC

The first weekend of August may be a cool one, but that's only because rain chances will be high Saturday and Sunday.

Friday, the first day of August, was the coolest day in more than a month with a high of 76 in the Triangle.  Fayetteville made it up to 77.  The average high temperature this time of year is still 90 and we will stay below that through the weekend.

Overnight into Saturday morning skies will stay cloudy with scattered showers and temperatures holding in the mid to upper 60s.

Check out Futurecast and see exactly what North Carolina weather will be like in the next 24 hours                                                               

The stationary front along the coast will stay close enough over the weekend to keep good rain chances in the forecast both Saturday and Sunday.  Scattered storms will also be possible both days, mainly in the afternoon and evening and mainly east of the Triangle.  Skies on Saturday will remain mainly cloudy and highs will be in the upper 70s.  On Sunday skies will be mostly cloudy with scattered showers and storms again possible.  Highs on Sunday will also be in the upper 70s.  

With the potential for heavy amounts of rain in eastern North Carolina over the weekend, the National Weather Service has issued a Flood Watch through Sunday that includes Cumberland, Sampson, Wayne, Wilson, and Edgecombe counties in  central North Carolina. (see map).  Two to four inches of rain will be possible over the weekend.  Small streams and low lying areas that are prone to flooding could flood this weekend if that much rain falls.

By Monday the front will start to weaken and move away.  There still could be a couple of showers and a possible storm.  With a mix of clouds and sun, highs will rebound back into the mid 80s.

By Tuesday skies will be partly cloudy with just a slight risk of a storm.  Highs on Tuesday will be in the upper 80s.

On Wednesday it will be hot again with highs around 90 with just a small chance of an afternoon shower or storm.  Typical summer weather sticks around Thursday and Friday with highs around 90 and a small chance of a pop up shower or storm in the afternoon. 

Tropical Storm Bertha remained unorganized throughout the day Friday.  The forecast track will bring the storm through the Caribbean and east of The Bahamas this weekend before turning it northeast early next week.  The official forecast track from the National Hurricane Center has Bertha staying offshore away from the North Carolina coast.  The storm is now forecast to become a hurricane around Tuesday as it moves up and away from the East Coast.

The forecast track will have to be watched closely over the weekend for changes that could impact our coast.


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