WE ARE TRACKING A TOPICAL DEPRESSION OFF THE SOUTHEAST COAST

SHOWERS WILL DEVELOP SATURDAY AFTERNOON

SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS THROUGH MID-WEEK

Overnight: Partly cloudy and mild. Lows 63-68. Winds light.

Saturday: Scattered afternoon showers and thunderstorms. Highs 80-85. Winds east 5-15 mph.

Saturday Night: Showers and thunderstorms. Lows 64-69. Winds east 5-10 mph.

Sunday: Mostly cloudy, showers and thunderstorms. Highs 78-83. Winds southeast 5-15 mph.

Tropical Forecast: We are tracking Tropical Depression Two in the Atlantic. The current stats are 35 mph winds, 1009 millibars of pressure and moving West-Northwest at 10 mph. We are tracking the tropics to keep you alert to the severe weather danger.

Marine Forecast: Seas will be 3' to 5' at the Crystal Coast and on the Outer Banks. Water temperatures are low 70s at the Crystal Coast and Outer Banks. The Rivers and Sounds are in the mid 70s and will have a moderate chop. Winds will be from the east 10-15 knots for the Crystal Coast on the Outer Banks. Low tide is at 6:48am and high tide is at 12:46pm.

Weather Summary:

We are tracking Tropical Depression Two in the StormTrack 12 Weather Center. This depression in northeast of the Bahamas, but will slide toward the southeast coast. High pressure will keep us dry overnight. Lows will be in the low to mid 60s inland and mid to upper 60s along the coast.

The low will push tropical moisture toward eastern Carolina. You will see the clouds increase to partly cloudy on Saturday. Showers and thunderstorms will be possible in the afternoon, especially along the beaches and west of highway 17. The chances are at about 30 percent. The higher chances will be along the coast. Highs will be in the low 80s at the beaches and mid 80s inland.

The low will continue the stream of tropical moisture and rain chances will climb to about 50 percent for Saturday night. Lows will be in the mid 60s inland and upper 60s at the coast.

The low will be near the South Carolina Coast on Sunday morning. Showers and thunderstorms will be possible, with a 60 percent chance. The low will meander along the South Carolina coast for Sunday. Highs will be in the upper 70s at the beaches and low 80s inland.

StormTrack 12 meteorologists are tracking this low and the wet conditions from the flow of tropical moisture. Sunday night through Tuesday has the best potential for rain and thunderstorms. Some of these could produce downpours.

The chance of rain and thunderstorms for Monday and Tuesday are at 50 to 60 percent. The track of the low will determine where we stand in terms of how much rain and how long it lasts.

Some models take the low more inland and slow it down while another turns it up along the eastern Carolina Coast. The inland solution will hold rain chances in for most of the week, while the coastal solution would see improvement in our conditions starting mid to late week. Chances for showers and thunderstorms for the later part of the week are around 30 to 40 percent.

Highs will be in the low to mid 80s Monday through Friday. Lows will be in the upper 60s to low 70s Sunday night through Friday 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 83°, low 62°.

Meteorologist Donnie Cox