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Tuesday, December 7, 2021
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WEATHER SUMMARY: High pressure in control of the Carolinas has led to another unseasonably warm afternoon with temps in the middle to upper 70s inland… but cooler upper 60s to around 70 on the coastline. We saw a deck of higher clouds move across the Cape Fear this morning but they are shifting offshore this afternoon allowing more in the way of sunshine. For tonight look for fair skies and it will turn rather chilly late with lows in the upper 40s inland… to the mid 50s on the shore. Veterans Day brings partly sunny skies with a slight chance of afternoon showers and seasonably warm highs again in the mid to upper 70s. A cold front is set to approach Thursday night and move across the area Friday morning bringing scattered showers and perhaps an isolated thunderstorm. Highest rain chances will be late Thursday evening into the overnight. Any morning showers left over will exit Friday bringing dry weather with increasing sunshine for the afternoon. Highs Friday will remain mild in the middle 70s. A secondary cold front moves through Saturday with sunshine and clouds and highs cooling into the upper 60s for the first half of the weekend followed by push of colder air by Sunday with partly cloudy skies and highs struggling to hit 60. A dry stretch of weather is likely for next week with temperatures at or below average.

Tonight: Fair skies. Still rather chilly late with a low in the upper 40s well inland… around 50 in Wilmington… to the mid 50s on the coast/shore. Winds calm.

Thursday: Partly sunny with a slight chance of afternoon showers. Seasonably warm high in the mid to upper 70s inland… with low 70s on the islands/beaches. Winds south at 5-10 mph.

Thursday Night: Mostly cloudy with showers becoming likely. An isolated thunderstorm is possible. Much milder with a low in the lower 60s.

Friday: A chance of showers in the morning. Decreasing cloudiness in the afternoon. Not quite as warm with a high in the upper 60s to near 70.

TROPICAL UPDATE: Showers associated with low pressure a couple of hundred miles east/northeast of Bermuda continues to be monitored for subtropical development. A small window for additional development remains possible through Thursday before it reaches much cooler waters by Friday morning. After that time…  it will become absorbed by another non-tropical low and any development chances will end. The chance of development over the next 48 hours is 50% and chance of development over the next 5 days is 50%.

Elsewhere… tropical cyclone formation is not expected over the next 5 days.

-Chief Meteorologist Lee Haywood

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