WE ARE TRACKING ONLY ISOLATED SHOWERS TO END THE WEEK
RAIN CHANCES WILL INCREASE OVER THE WEEKEND
ISOLATED TO SCATTERED SHOWERS WILL CONTINUE THROUGH MID NEXT WEEK
Friday: Partly cloudy, isolated shower or thunderstorm. Highs 88-93. Winds southwest 5-10 mph.
Friday Night: Partly cloudy, isolated thundershower. Lows 74-79. Winds southwest 5-10 mph.
Saturday: Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Highs 85-90. Winds southwest 5-10 mph.
Tropical Forecast: Sub-Tropical Storm Ernesto is moving slightly faster through the northern Atlantic. Late tonight or tomorrow, Ernesto will encounter the colder waters of the northeast Atlantic and begin to weaken to a post-tropical cyclone.
We are tracking a tropical wave about 700 miles east of the Lesser Antilles. The National Hurricane Center says this area has about a 10 to 20 percent chance for development over the next few days before conditions become hostile for development as the wave crosses into the eastern Caribbean. This wave is moving west-northwest an 15-20 miles per hour.
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 near 80° at the Crystal Coast and Outer Banks. The Rivers and Sounds are in the low 80s and will have a moderate chop Friday. Winds will be from the southwest 10-15 knots at the Crystal Coast and on the Outer Banks. Low tide is at 6:46am and high tide is at 12:59pm.
We are tracking high pressure in the StormTrack 12 Weather Center. The high will continue across eastern Carolina, and the leeward area of low pressure in the western part of the state, will keep you partly cloudy Friday. A 20 to 30 percent chance for isolated showers and thunderstorms will end the week. Highs will be in the upper 80s at the beaches and low 90s inland.
Moisture flowing into the area and the disturbance in the central part of the state will hold onto the 20 percent chance for isolated showers or thundershowers Friday night. You may want to take the rain along to high school football games, just in case. Lows will be in the mid 70s inland and upper 70 at the coast.
A low will be off the Maryland coast will trail a cold front through central Virginia and back into the Ozarks Saturday. The disturbance to our west will slip eastward and closer to our area. Chances of scattered showers and thunderstorms will increase to about 50 to 60 percent. Saturday will not be a wash out, but chances are higher for the weekend. Highs will be in the mid 80s at the beaches and upper 80s to near 90° inland.
StormTrack 12 meteorologists are tracking a cold front in Virginia sagging south Sunday. The front will sink into the northern part of North Carolina. Expect a cloudy day and 60 percent chance for showers and thunderstorms.
The cold front will stall and then start to lift back north as a warm front Monday. Expect a mostly cloudy day and the chances for scattered showers and thunderstorms will be about 50 percent.
Another cold front will cross the Mississippi River Tuesday and quickly move over the southern Appalachians late Tuesday into Wednesday. This will keep mostly cloudy skies and a 30 percent chance for scattered showers and thunderstorms.
The front will slowly cross the region Wednesday and Wednesday night. Clouds will remain and a 30 percent chance for showers and thunderstorms.
The front will start Thursday near the coast and drift offshore. Slightly cooler temperatures will follow the front as high pressure nudges into the area from the northwest.
Highs will be in the mid to upper 80s Sunday through Thursday. Lows will be in the low to mid 70s Saturday night through Thursday night.
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Our normal high 88°, low 71°.
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