October-like temperatures & dry this weekend

Weather

This weekend will feature a taste of fall with below normal temperatures and dry conditions.

Saturday is starting out quiet and cool with temperatures in the middle 50s to lower 60s. We’ll keep the clouds around for Saturday with highs in the middle to upper 60s this afternoon.

After morning lows near 50, Sunday’s highs stay in the upper 60s with mostly sunny skies.

Fall officially starts next Tuesday and skies should remain bright and sunny with highs around 70. Temperatures will warm to near 80 by the end of the week with plenty of sunshine.

TRACKING THE TROPICS

Hurricane Teddy remains a major hurricane and is a category 3 hurricane as of 5 a.m. Saturday. Teddy will approach Bermuda on Sunday and move near or east of the island late Sunday into early Monday. It will not impact the U.S., but large swells from Teddy are expected to affect the East Coast with dangerous surf/rip currents possible. Teddy was the second category 4 hurricane of the season. Tropical Storm Wilfred formed on Friday in the eastern Atlantic. Wilfred is the last name on the official 2020 list.

Friday was busy in the tropics as we are now two names into the Greek alphabet. Both Subtropical Storm Alpha and Tropical Storm Beta formed on Friday. Subtropical Storm Alpha made landfall in Portugal on Friday.

Closer to home, Tropical Storm Beta formed in the Gulf of Mexico just before 5 p.m. on Friday. Additional strengthening is expected through the weekend, and Beta is expected to become a hurricane on Sunday.

The Atlantic has already had seven named storm formations this month, and we are only halfway through September. To review, those storms that have formed are Nana, Omar, Paulette, Rene, Sally, Teddy , Vicky, and Wilfred.

FORECAST      

Saturday will have clouds and some sun.  The high will be 67.  Winds will be northeast around 5 to 12 mph.

Saturday Night will be partly cloudy. The overnight low will be 50. Winds will be northeast 5 to 10 mph.                   

Sunday will be mostly sunny. The high will be 68.  Winds will be northeast 5 to 12 mph.                        

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This forecast was prepared by the CBS 17 Storm Team and is based on the latest information available and years of weather forecasting in North Carolina. It was not produced by a computer like many forecasts you find on the web, social media and smart phone apps.

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