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Showers will continue tonight, with patchy areas of drizzle and fog developing as the relative humidity approaches 100% in many areas.  Expect scattered showers during the day Saturday as low pressure aloft approaches from the west.  A few breaks in the clouds Saturday and Sunday will increase instability, allowing a few thunderstorms to develop.

Rain chances will gradually decrease early next week as a weak ridge builds over the region.  Highs will reach the low 90s on Tuesday and Wednesday, and with the recent rains increasing the low-level humidity, heat index values will reach the mid to upper 90s.

A cold front will move through the area on Thursday, bringing a chance for showers and storms to the area, followed by slightly milder air.

Tropical Storm Bertha continues to very slowly strengthen as it moves into the Lesser Antilles.  It should pass near Puerto Rico, Haiti and the Dominican Republic Saturday into Saturday night, and head towards the Bahamas by Monday.  After that, interaction with a trough across the eastern U.S.  should curve it away from the United States.  There is the potential for the track to shift slightly westward and closer to the coast, so this is a storm to definitely watch, especially if you have vacation plans to the Outer Banks next week.  More can be found in our CBS 6 Hurricane Tracker.

Have a great weekend, and Stay With CBS 6, We’ll Keep You Ahead of the Storm.


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