WE ARE TRACKING PLEASANT TEMPERATURES
DRY THROUGH MID-WEEK
ISOLATED LATE WEEK SHOWERS
MUCH COOLER WEEKEND
Wednesday: Mostly sunny and pleasant. Highs 78-83. Winds northeast 5-10 mph.
Wednesday Night: Partly cloudy and mild. Lows 60-65. Winds northeast 5 mph.
Thursday: Mostly cloudy, an isolated shower and warm. Highs 80-85. Winds east 5-10 mph.
Tropical Forecast: Tropical Storm Philippe is about 75 miles east-northeast of the Virgin Islands. Philippe is moving northwest at 10 miles per hour. The sustained winds are at 45 miles per hour and the pressure at 1004 millibars. Philippe will pass near or just east of Bermuda Friday into Saturday. The movement will continue north and increase forward speed before becoming post tropical by Sunday.
There are no other areas in the Atlantic Basin where tropical cyclone development is expected over the next seven days. We are tracking the tropics to keep you alert to the severe weather danger.
Marine Forecast: Small Craft Advisory until 8am Wednesday. Seas will be 2' to 6' and water temperatures are in the mid 70s at the Crystal Coast and on the Outer Banks. The Rivers and Sounds are in the low to mid 70s and will be choppy on Wednesday. Winds will be from the northeast 15-20 knots at the Crystal Coast and on the Outer Banks. Low tide is at 5:07am and high tide is at 11:46am.
We are tracking high pressure in the StormTrack 12 Weather Center. The high will continue to be the main feature on the eastern side of the southern Appalachians on Wednesday. This will help with the nice conditions for mid-week across eastern Carolina. It should be mostly sunny, but a few more clouds in the afternoon may transition to partly cloudy skies. Temperatures should be near normal. Highs will be in the upper 70s to low 80s inland and at the beaches.
Most of the area will enjoy the high overhead for another day, although, a ripple or disturbance, along or just off of the coast, will bring partly cloudy skies Wednesday night. Lows will be in the low 60s inland and mid 60s along the coast.
The disturbance or trough of low pressure will snuggle up next to our coast or push just inland on Thursday. A cold front will be moving through Tennessee and Ohio Valleys, squeezing the high to mainly the mountains. The onshore flow will increase the moisture, with partly cloudy skies becoming mostly cloudy during the day. There is a slight chance for a stray or isolated shower. Highs will be in the low 80s at the beaches and inland.
StormTrack 12 meteorologists are tracking a mostly cloudy start to the weekend. There is a slight chance for showers and mostly cloudy skies for Saturday. The chances are only at about 20 percent.
The front will be well offshore on Sunday and a high over the southern Plains States and lower Mississippi Valley will start to fill in behind the front. The low over the northeast and the high to our west will bring a much cooler northwesterly flow into the the region. The weekend should close out under mostly sunny to sunny skies.
The high will continue to build over the southeastern US on Monday. The new week will start off sunny and cooler.
The high will be over the area on Tuesday, This will bring another mostly sunny day and below normal temperatures.
Highs will be in the upper 70s to low 80s Friday and Saturday, upper 60s to low 70s Sunday through Tuesday. Lows will be in the low to mid 60s Thursday night through Saturday night and upper 40s to low 50s Sunday night through Tuesday night.
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Our normal high 79, low 59.