... High pressure moves off the Carolina coast today as chances for showers and a few storms increase from late today through Saturday morning. Very windy conditions will develop behind the front Saturday into early Sunday. Dry weather returns for Sunday then more chances for rain expected ahead of the next cold front which will arrive from the west during the middle of next week.
NEAR TERM /THROUGH SATURDAY/... As of 1215 PM Friday: Based on the latest guidance, confidence is high enough to upgrade the watch to a High Wind Warning for the Northern Mountains and adjacent high-elevation foothill zones. Also for the rest of the NC mountains above 3500 ft from 8 am Saturday to 4 am Sunday. With collaboration of neighboring offices, have also put out a Wind Advisory for the rest of the forecast area from 8 am Saturday to midnight Saturday night. There may be a lull in the winds between the convection and when the westerly CAA flow really ramps up by midday. But given gustiness may start in the morning, have gone with the 8 am start time. The rest of this update was for the