Our temperatures will take a wild ride over the next few days, but a subtropical ridge with a moist, southerly flow of air will pump our temperatures to well above seasonal norms for most of next week.
Tomorrow will be breezy and unseasonably warm... in fact, some local records may fall. I think most all of us will get up into the 80s tomorrow on southwesterly winds gusting up to 30 mph at times. Skies will feature a mix of clouds and sunshine for MOST of the day. A cold front will drop down from the north late in the afternoon through the evening, and a line of showers can be expected with this frontal passage. Winds will shift around from the north 10-15 mph with gusts into the 20s behind the front with a pretty sharp temperature drop.
SCHOOLDAY-- The morning bus stop will feature dry conditions with partly cloudy skies. There will be some patchy fog, most prevalent as you get closer to the coast, with locally dense beach fog possible. Temperatures will be a few degrees either side of 60 inland and at the coast. Click or tap on the graphics to enlarge.
As mentioned, a cold front will drop down from the north during the late afternoon / early evening hours on Friday. This will bring with it a line of showers and a wind shift. While this will be quite the cold front passage, overall instability parameters are limited so thunder doesn't appear to be an issue with this one.
For Saturday, we will experience a very sudden return to ... well ... actually relatively seasonable temps, but a high pressure "wedge" very common for springtime in NC will keep a northeast wind flow off the Atlantic. This northeast wind flow will keep lots of clouds and occasional areas of light rain and drizzle over the entire region through the day. Quite the significant change from Friday!
Our front lifts back to the north over the state Saturday night into Sunday bringing us a return to warmer temperatures for Sunday.
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Here are your forecast graphics for southeast NC and northeast SC. Warm temperatures under variably cloudy skies will persist for at least the first half of next week... possibly even longer.