Tonight, tomorrow and Saturday are going to be filled with football fans eagerly trying to enjoy the evening watching their favorite team, however the weather often becomes an important factor in decision making. There are a couple of areas of low pressure that are impacting eastern North Carolina late week and into the weekend that may help you decide on how you’re going to enjoy the games.
Many high school athletic departments have moved their football games to tonight due to what may likely be a pretty wet Friday night. The atmosphere is increasingly becoming more moist the likelihood of soggy, showery weather tonight for these games are becoming increasingly better. This means that any rain should be scattered (so everyone won’t get wet) and any rain that pops up should be rather light in nature. We will cap the percentage at about 40% through the evening. Temperatures should stay in the cool side and we’ll have breezes out of the northeast at about 10-15 mph. Below are a list of games that are playing tonight and the forecast.
Friday, the chances of rain are increasing better. There is a chance of quite a bit of moderate rain showers during the evening and through the night. Some rain could be heavy at times. Below is a shot at the gameday forecast and what the radar COULD look like in the evening. The chances for rain tomorrow night are capped at about 70 percent. While the chances of thunderstorms are small, the amount and rate of rainfall may impact your decision on the games.
The ECU game and tailgating on Saturday also looks to be pretty wet. According to the latest forecast, an area of low pressure will be in the vicinity and could provide us with light to moderate rain through the day. There could still be a heavy batch of rain that move through Several inches could accumulate over the coming days, thus making it soggy outside. Below is what the radar COULD look like by tailgate and game time on Saturday.Temperatures should be on the cool side and it may be quite breezy, with winds out of the northeast at 10-15mph.
These are forecasts and the direct placement of any area of low pressure will dictate where the rain will fall and how much rain will fall. As we continue to narrow that down, continue to check back with us here and we will also post updates on our social media sites at http://www.facebook.com/wnct9weather and on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/wnct9weather.