WE ARE TRACKING RAIN AND POSSIBLY A THUNDERSTORM TUESDAY
RAIN ENDS AND SKIES WILL START TO CLEAR LATE TUESDAY
TEMPERATURES COOLER MID TO LATE WEEK
Tonight: Mostly cloudy, rain developing late. Lows 54-59. Winds south 5-10 mph.
Tuesday: Rain likely, isolated thunderstorm possible. Highs 67-72. Winds southwest 10-15 mph.
Tuesday Night: Mostly clear and cold. Lows 37-42. Winds northwest 5 mph.
Wednesday: Mostly sunny and cooler. Lows 53-58. Winds northwest 5-10 mph.
Tropical Forecast: Hurricane season has ended. 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 3pm Tuesday. Seas will be 4' to 9' at the Crystal Coast and on the Outer Banks. Water temperatures are in the mid 40s at the Crystal Coast and Outer Banks. The Rivers and Sounds are in the 40s and will be rough Tuesday. Winds will be from the southwest at 20-25 knots, gusting to 30 knots at the Crystal Coast and on the Outer Banks. High tide is at 11:20am and low tide is at 5:34pm.
We are tracking a cold front in the StormTrack 12 Weather Center. The front will be moving east through the Tennessee Valley tonight and the warm southwesterly flow will pick up across eastern Carolina. Clouds will increase and you will see the shower chances develop in the overnight. Lows will occur before midnight and actually warm up in the overnight. Lows will be in the mid to upper 50s inland and at the coast.
The cold front pushes into the region Tuesday and rain is likely through midday or early afternoon. After the front departs, skies will quickly clear and temperatures will be warm. Highs will be upper 60s at the beaches and low 70s inland.
The front will be offshore Tuesday night and a cool down will occur overnight. You can expect a mostly clear night. Lows will be in the upper 30s inland and low 40s along the coast.
A high in the southern Mississippi Valley will nudge into the area Wednesday. This will bring a mostly sunny day, but the northwesterly flow will allow cooler temperatures to return, although, they will be near where we normally should be for this time of the year. Some clouds may increase into the evening as a weak and dry disturbance brushes across the area. Highs will be in the low 50s at the beaches and mid 50s inland.
StormTrack 12 meteorologists are tracking a high building from the Gulf of Mexico, through the Great Lakes into southern Canada Thursday. Sunny skies will be the main feature and the northerly flow continues the cool to chilly temperatures.
The center of a large area of high pressure will slide to the Mid-Atlantic states and allow sunshine for our region. The high should keep conditions mainly dry in the eastern third of the country, from the Mississippi River to the Atlantic.
The high will slide into the Atlantic Saturday and swing the flow to a warmer southeast or easterly direction. A front will be heading our way and the moisture off the ocean will increase our clouds to a partly sunny day.
The cold front will trail from the Great Lakes and Ohio Valley through the Tennessee Valley into the central Gulf Coast to start your Sunday. Rain chances will increase to about 60 percent for our area as the front cross Sunday.
The front will start the new work week by moving offshore early Monday. As the front departs, any early lingering showers will give way to a mostly sunny day. Temperatures will be slightly cooler as high pressure will begin to settle south and east from southern Canada to Texas.
Highs will be in the mid 50s Thursday and Friday, mid 60s Saturday and Sunday, upper 50s to near 60° Monday. Lows will be in the low 30s Wednesday night and Thursday night, near 40° Friday night and low 50s Saturday night, low 40s Sunday night and Monday night.
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Our normal high 55°, low 34°.
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