Early-summer treat today before rain returns Friday

RALEIGH, N.C. (WTVD) -- Another Pleasant Day: It's a cooler start this morning with temps in the 50s! Expect intervals of sun and clouds today, along with one final day of low humidity. Afternoon highs will be in the low 80s. Temps will be in the upper 50s and low 60s early Friday morning.

Full Moon Thursday: The moon turns full this afternoon at 2:40pm ET. The June full moon is known as the full Strawberry Moon. It looked pretty brilliant this morning and will appear full through early Saturday morning. Other seasonal names for this full moon are the Flower Moon, Hot Moon, Hoe Moon, and Planting Moon.

Friday & The Weekend: Moisture will return Friday as a Bermuda high slowly builds west and as a weak front hugs the coast. Humidity will gradually increase, along with a daily chance of spotty showers and isolated storms. If you have outdoor plans, don't cancel. Just be prepared to move into safe, sturdy shelter if a thunderstorm develops. Expect a mix of sun and clouds, with afternoon highs in the upper 80s and overnight lows in the upper 60s.

Next Week: A cold front will gradually approach the region early next week. This will keep the chance for spotty showers and isolated storms in the forecast into early next week. As of this writing, severe storms are not a concern. Skies will be generally cloudy. Morning lows will be in the upper 60s. Afternoon highs will be in the mid and upper 80s, with the feel of the upper 80s and low 90s.

Tropics-Near Barbados: shower and thunderstorm activity has increased a little bit during the past several hours to the east of a small area of low pressure located a couple of hundred miles east of Barbados. However, increasing upper-level winds are likely to prevent further development of this system while it moves west-northwestward at about 10 mph. This disturbance could produce increased shower activity and some gusty winds when it moves across the Lesser Antilles on Friday.
* Formation chance through 48 hours...low...10 percent.
* Formation chance through 5 days...low...10 percent.

Tropics-Near the African Coast: A strong tropical wave is expected to emerge off the coast of Africa overnight and on Thursday. Some development of this system
is possible late this week and into early next week while it moves westward to west-northwestward at about 15 mph across the tropical eastern and central Atlantic Ocean, where ocean temperatures are only marginally conducive for tropical cyclone formation.

* Formation chance through 48 hours...low...20 percent.
* Formation chance through 5 days...low...40 percent.

Have a great day!

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