WE ARE TRACKING SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS TODAY
ANOTHER RAIN CHANCE RETURNS WEDNESDAY
RAIN POSSIBLE MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND
A TROPICAL AREA OF INTEREST MAY PUSH INTO THE GULF OF MEXICO LATER THIS WEEK
Tuesday: Partly cloudy, isolated showers. Highs 79-85. Winds southwest 5-10 mph.
Tuesday Night: Scattered showers, isolated thunderstorms. Lows 68-72. Winds southwest 5-10 mph.
Wednesday: Showers and thunderstorms. Highs 80-85. Winds southwest 5-10 mph.
Tropical Forecast: Hurricane season doesn't start until June 1st. However, there is an area in the western Caribbean and moving toward the Gulf of Mexico we are watching. In the Gulf, over the next three to five days, there is a 20 percent chance of some type development. There are no other areas in the Atlantic Basin where tropical cyclone development is expected over the next five days. We are tracking the tropics to keep you alert to the severe weather danger.
Marine Forecast: Seas will be 2' to 4' at the Crystal Coast and on the Outer Banks. Water temperatures are in the mid 70s at the Crystal Coast and Outer Banks. The Rivers and Sounds are in the mid 70s and will have a moderate chop Tuesday. Winds will be from the southwest at 10-15 knots at the Crystal Coast and on the Outer Banks. Low tide is at 8:21am and high tide is at 2:12pm.
We are tracking a cold front in the StormTrack 12 Weather Center. A low will pull into upstate New York and drag the front, converted to a warm front, into the New England States. We will have enough moisture in the area to keep a 20 percent chance of showers and thundershowers as a possibility Tuesday. You will see partly cloudy skies and near normal temperatures. Highs will be in the upper 70s to near 80° at the beaches and low to mid 80s inland.
The low will move into Maine and swing a training cold front in our direction Tuesday night. As the front moves south, we could see a slight chance for an isolated shower or thundershower. Chances are around 20 percent. Lows will be in the upper 60s to mid 70s at the coast and inland.
The front dropping south and southeast will cross our area Wednesday. You will see an increased chance for showers and thunderstorms. The chances are at about 50 percent for mid-week. We are at a marginal risk for a severe storm or two north of highway 264. Highs will be in the upper 70s to near 80° at the beaches and low to mid 80s inland.
StormTrack 12 meteorologists are tracking a high pressure over the Great Lakes Thursday. The high will settle into the region as the front departs south and offshore. You will see slightly cooler temperatures and less humidity to end the week.
The high will slide into the area Friday and the high in the western Atlantic will nudge back into the region. The refreshing front that crossed the area Wednesday will eventually stall south and west. A low in the northern Plains States will push a warm front to the southeast and attach to that stalled front.
The low moves into the northern Great Lakes by Saturday and draws the warm front north. The Atlantic high builds back into our area and will help push the warm front through the Tennessee Valley and southern Appalachians. A disturbance in the Gulf of Mexico will push more tropical moisture into our area, behind the lifting warn front. Saturday should be a partly sunny day, but a chance for and isolated thundershower can't be ruled out.
The tropical moisture will continue to stream into our area Sunday, between the low and the high off the Atlantic coast. The Gulf low will move north and will be just south of the Florida Panhandle.
The low will move ashore between Biloxi, Mississippi and Pensacola, Florida. The low will continue north into southern and central Alabama Monday, near the Mississippi border between Meridian and Hattiesburg, Mississippi. This will keep the tropical air mass flowing into our area, but the chances of rain will be about 40 percent.
Highs will be in the upper 70s to mid 80s Thursday through Monday. Lows will be in the upper 60s to low 70s Wednesday night through Monday night.
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Our normal high 81°, low 60°.
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