FORECAST: Cool temps expected this weekend

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  • Temperatures are expected to be in the upper 70s with breezy conditions.

  • A few showers are expected to move in late into the evening and overnight.

  • The rain won’t add up to much. We can expect less than a quarter inch, and most of that will be in our eastern counties.

  • Winds may gust to near 30 mph for a few neighborhoods through tomorrow morning before subsiding into the afternoon.

  • Temperatures won’t likely get out of the low to mid-70s on Saturday, but we bounce back to 80 degrees on Sunday with more sunshine.

  • The National Weather Service says Tropical Storm Ophelia has started to strengthen off the mid-Atlantic coast.

  • A hurricane watch has been issued for parts of eastern North Carolina, including north of Surf City, North Carolina, to Ocracoke Inlet, North Carolina.

  • The storm is expected to make landfall after midnight.

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