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Showers and thundershowers return Tuesday

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WE ARE TRACKING HIGH PRESSURE AND A WARM FRONT THUNDERSHOWERS INCREASE TUESDAY WITH THE WARM FRONT SCATTERED SHOWERS ALL WEEK Overnight: Partly cloudy and mild. Lows 54-60. Winds southeast 5-10 mph. Tuesday: Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Highs 75-80. Winds south 5-10 mph. Tuesday Night: Scattered showers and thundershowers. Lows 61-66. Winds southwest 5-10 mph. Wednesday: Mostly cloudy, scattered showers. Highs 77-82. Winds northwest 5-10 mph. Marine Forecast: Seas will be 2' to 4' at the Crystal Coast and the Outer Banks. Water temperatures are in the mid 60s at the Crystal Coast and Outer Banks. The Rivers and Sounds are near 70 and will have a moderate chop on Tuesday. Winds will be from the south 10-15 knots at the Crystal Coast and on the Outer Banks. High tide is at 5:15am and low tide is at 11:39am. Weather Summary: We are tracking high pressure in the StormTrack 12 Weather Center. The high will drift offshore tonight and the flow will swing more warm and southerly. You will see partly cloudy skies and mild temperatures. Lows will be in the mid 50s inland and near 60 along the coast. A warm front near Hilton Head will head north overnight and be across eastern Carolina on Tuesday morning. The rain chances will increase to 50 percent, with some scattered to isolated thunderstorms possible Tuesday. Highs will be in the mid to upper 70s at the beaches and upper 70s to near 80 inland. The warm front will stall in Virginia and trail through western North Carolina, across the southern states into Texas on Tuesday night. Scatter showers and maybe a thundershower is possible, with a 50 percent chance. Lows will be in the low 60s inland and mid 60s at the coast. That stalled front will transition back into a cold front and head through the region on Wednesday. Models differ on the timing, but this will produce a 50 percent chance of rain on Wednesday. As the front slides south, the rain chances will decrease north to south during the afternoon. Highs will be in the mid 70s at the beaches and upper 70s to near 80 inland. StormTrack 12 meteorologists are tracking a high in the Great Lakes on Thursday. That high will slide into the northeast and try to nudge south. This will push the front to near Savannah, Georgia on Thursday. Am impulses will slide past our area. This will keep the possibility of scattered or isolated showers around on Thursday into Friday. Models are trending drier for the two days and Friday being the better of the two. The pattern turn more wet for the weekend. The front returns north as a warm front on Saturday. A low will ride the front through the area from the southwest on Saturday into Sunday. The rain chances are at 40 to 50 percent over the weekend. The front and low will move offshore by Monday morning. You will see some showers possible on Monday, as the front lingers along the coast. The chances will decrease to about 30 percent. Highs will be in the low to mid 70s Thursday through Monday. Lows will be in the upper 50s to low 60s Wednesday night through Monday night. You can always get the latest forecast and weather information on NewsChannel 12, wcti12.com, the StormTrack 12 weather app and our social media on Facebook and Twitter. Our normal high 80, low 59. Meteorologist Donnie Cox

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