WE ARE TRACKING RAIN LIKELY THROUGH MID-WEEK
RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS MIXED WEDNESDAY NIGHT
BELOW NORMAL TEMPERATURES LAST HALF OF THE WEEK
Tuesday: Rain likely, possibly thunderstorms and warm. Highs 65-70. Winds northwest 10 mph.
Tuesday Night: Showers likely and cooler. Lows 40-45. Winds north 5-10 mph.
Wednesday: Rain likely, possibly mixing with snow and chilly. Lows 45-50. Winds west 5-10 mph.
Tropical Forecast: Hurricane season doesn't start until June 1st. There are no 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: Small Craft Advisory until 5pm Thursday. Seas will be 3' to 6' at the Crystal Coast and on the Outer Banks. Water temperatures are in the low 50s at the Crystal Coast and Outer Banks. The Rivers and Sounds are in the low 50s and will be choppy Tuesday. Winds will be from the southwest at 15-20 knots, becoming west 15-20 knots at the Crystal Coast and on the Outer Banks. High tide is at 10:05am and low tide is at 3:59pm.
We are tracking a low and warm front in the StormTrack 12 Weather Center. As the low and front lifts north of the area, a cold front will follow Tuesday. Rain is likely at 70 percent. Thunderstorms are possible for the morning drive to work. Most of the day will be ahead of the cold front and behind the warm front. This will allow for a nice warm-up. Highs will be near 70° inland and low to mid 60s at the beaches.
A second low and front will move from Tennessee to the Virginia coast Tuesday night and keep a 60 percent chance for rain in our area. Lows will be in the low 40s inland and mid 40s along the coast.
Both lows will move northeast along the Mid-Atlantic coast and bring colder temperatures into the region on the backside Wednesday. We will see a 40 percent chance for rain and as the temperatures drop later in the day, we may see a changeover to snow or a rain and snow mix. Highs will be in the mid 40s inland and upper 40s at the beaches.
StormTrack 12 meteorologists are tracking a high back to our west for Thursday. You will see drier air settling into the region and partly cloudy skies. Temperatures will be below normal.
The high will slide to southern Alabama Friday bringing mostly sunny skies and still below normal temperatures into our area.
The high will slide off the southeast coast Saturday and moderate temperatures slightly. A weak disturbance just west of the southern Appalachians will bring more clouds as moisture increases. The weekend will start partly cloudy to partly sunny.
A low over the mid-Mississippi Valley will move east Saturday night and be along the Maryland coast Sunday morning. A cold front trails back across Tennessee into the Ozarks. This front will drop south into our area Sunday. Rain chances are at 30 percent and the temperatures will be near normal for a change.
The low will be to our south Monday. The rain chances decrease to about 20 percent to start. Otherwise, partly sunny and cooler again as a high over the northeast settles in.
Highs will be in the low to mid 50s Thursday through Saturday, mid 60s Sunday and mid 50s Monday. Lows will be in the low to mid 30s Wednesday night through Friday night and mid to upper 40s Saturday night through Monday night.
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Our normal high 66°, low 43°.
Today's Record Temperatures