May 25, 2023 8:47 AM
Memorial Day Weekend Forecast: Friday Update
Thursday morning’s update from the National Weather Service included minor changes to wind values as well as the timing of this weekend’s impacts. Those changes have been highlighted below.
Current forecast details for Beaufort County:
Northeast winds will begin to increase Thursday morning, becoming sustained between 10 and 15 mph with frequent gusts between 20 and 25 mph. Winds will increase again on Friday, becoming sustained between 15 and 20 mph with gusts between 25 and 30 mph possible through midnight Saturday. Our highest winds are expected to occur between 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday.
Rain will begin to move into the area overnight Friday, with most areas receiving rain by sunrise Saturday. Rain will remain in the forecast through Monday with most areas of our county receiving 2 inches. Our heaviest rains are expected to occur between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday.
Thunderstorms are possible with this event and are most likely to occur between the hours of 2 p.m. and 1 a.m. Saturday afternoon / Sunday morning and again during the same period on Sunday afternoon / Monday morning.