WE ARE TRACKING HIGH PRESSURE TO END THE WEEK

A WEAK AREA OF LOWER PRESSURE WILL PASS THROUGH LATE WEEK

THE WEEKEND IS LOOKING NICE

Overnight: Partly cloudy, patchy fog late. Lows 69-74. Winds calm.

Wednesday: Partly cloudy, an isolated shower and warm. Highs 85-90 Winds west 5-10 mph.

Wednesday Night: Partly cloudy and pleasant. Lows 71-76. Winds southwest 5 mph.

Thursday: Partly cloudy and warm. Highs 87-92. Winds south 5-10 mph.

Marine Forecast: The Rip Current threat is low for Virginia Beach, VA to Surf City, NC. Seas will be 2' to 3' at the Crystal Coast and the Outer Banks. Water temperatures are in the low 80s at the Crystal Coast and Outer Banks. The Rivers and Sounds are in the low to mid 80s and will have a light chop. Winds will be from the southwest at 5-10 knots, 10-15 knots possible in the afternoon. High tide is at 10:39am and low tide is at 4:59pm.

Tropical Forecast: No tropical cyclone formation is expected over the next five days in the Atlantic.

Fred was downgraded to a Tropical Storm last night. Here are the latest details on Fred. The location is 19.4° North and 29.1° West, 410 miles northwest of the Cape Verde Islands and heading west-northwest at 13 mph. Fred has winds at 50 mph and a pressure of 1003 millibars.

The latest track, from the National Hurricane Center, has the Fred turning more north and weakening by the end of the week. Fred is not expected to have any impact on land.

Weather Summary:

We are tracking high pressure in the StormTrack 12 Weather Center. The high will be settling into eastern Carolina for a couple of days. This will keep us partly cloudy overnight, with patchy fog possible toward morning. Lows at the coast will be in the mid 70s and near 70 for the inland locations.

The high should keep us mainly dry for Wednesday, although a stray or isolated shower might be possible in the afternoon. A weaker area of low pressure will pass by, combined with the heating of the day, could create a shower or two. Highs will warm to near 90° for the inland areas while the beaches will see mid 80s.

Wednesday night should be a repeat for the calm winds and partly cloudy skies. We will remain warm as well. Lows for the coast will be in the mid 70s and low 70s inland.

We expect Thursday to be mainly dry again, with the heating of the day and sea breeze working together to bring an isolated chance for a stray shower. Highs will be in the low 90s inland and the beaches will remain in the mid 80s.

StormTrack 12 meteorologists are tracking a weak disturbance and front crossing the area on Thursday night into Friday. We will see a 30 percent chance of showers and isolated thundershowers.

This should pass through by Saturday as another high builds into the region. We should be mainly dry for the weekend.

Even though we look for dry conditions Saturday and Sunday, a weak area of lower pressure will be off the coast. Most showers should remain offshore and south of the region. I expect isolated spots could see a stray shower, but those will be scattered.

Monday and Tuesday will kick off the new week with partly cloudy skies and a slight chance for scattered showers and isolated thundershowers.

Monday is Labor Day, the holiday forecast looks typical for early September. So your outdoor activities should be good, but don't be surprised if a brief shower pops up, especially in the afternoon.

Highs will be in the mid to upper 80s Friday through Tuesday. Lows will be in the upper 60s to low 70s Thursday night through Tuesday night.

You can always get the latest forecast and weather information on NewsChannel 12, wcti12.com, the StormTrack 12 weather app and our social media on Facebook and Twitter.

Our normal high 86°, low 69°.

Meteorologist Donnie Cox