WE ARE TRACKING SCATTERED SHOWERS, DIMINISHING LATE

A 10 PERCENT CHANCE FOR TROPICAL DEVELOPMENT OF A LOW OFF THE EASTERN CAROLINA COAST

HOT AND HUMID CONDITIONS OVER THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS

A COLD FRONT WILL BRING SHOWERS BACK FOR THE WEEKEND

Overnight: Partly cloudy, isolated showers. Lows 72-77. Winds southwest 5 mph.

Wednesday: Partly cloudy, scattered thundershowers. Highs 92-97. Winds west 5-10 mph.

Wednesday Night: Partly cloudy, isolated showers. Lows 74-79. Winds southwest 5 mph.

Thursday: Partly cloudy, showers and thundershowers. Highs 90-95. Winds south 5-10 mph.

Marine Forecast: The Rip Current threat is low for Virginia Beach, VA to Cape Hatteras, NC and moderate from Cape Hatteras, NC to Cape Lookout, NC and low again from Cape Lookout, NC to Surf City, NC. Seas will be 3' to 5' 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 mid 80s and will have a moderate chop on Wednesday. Winds will be from the southwest at 10-15 knots. Low tide is at 5:38am and high tide is at 12:01pm.

Tropical Forecast: The Hurricane Hunters investigated a low off of the North Carolina coast. The latest information has the low with a 10 percent chance of becoming a tropical cyclone by Wednesday night. It is the low that provided all of the rain over northern Florida since last week. The low is heading northeast and pulling away from the east coast. We may see more increased showers and thundershowers along the coastal areas. This low has been supplying moisture for the past few days, to create some of the heavier coastal rainfall amounts. This system is in an environment that has only slightly good conditions for any development.

Weather Summary:

We are tracking an area of lower pressure in the StormTrack 12 Weather Center. This is the disturbance that was responsible for all the rain in northern Florida. This system will depart the area overnight. Shower chances will diminish overnight. We will be in the low 70s inland and mid 70s at the coast for overnight lows.

A low will lift off the mid-Atlantic coast on Wednesday, along a cold front slipping into parts of eastern Carolina. We will see a drier and warming day as the front will be mainly north of 264 and curve back toward Charlotte. Highs will be in the mid 90s inland and low 90s at the beaches.

A disturbance will develop along the front, near the North and South Carolina border, on Wednesday night. We will carry a slight chance of isolated to scattered showers and thundershowers. Lows will be in the mid 70s inland, while the coastal areas will remain in the upper 70s.

The front will sag south of the region on Thursday and the low will be near the North and South Carolina border, just west of Wilmington. From that point, the front will head offshore. Highs will be near 90° at the beaches and the inland areas warming to the mid 90s.

StormTrack 12 meteorologists are tracking the disturbance lifting north, through eastern Carolina, on Friday and will be just west of Norfolk, Virginia. This will increase our rain chances to about 40s percent Friday.

The low will drift off the Virginia coast on Saturday. This will drag a cold front back through the region. We will see the front draped along the eastern Carolina coast, before crossing back into land near Savannah, Georgia. We will continue to see a 40 percent chance of rain on Saturday, but diminishing on Saturday night.

High pressure will nudge into the region on Sunday and we should be mainly dry, with maybe some early light showers.

The high will be over eastern Carolina on Monday and should keep us partly cloudy and dry.

It appears the front will stall and washout, well to our south on Tuesday. A cold front will trail from the New England States and back into West Virginia, Kentucky into Missouri. This front will be far enough north to leave us dry for another day.

Highs will be in the upper 80s to low 90s Friday through Tuesday. Lows will be in the low to mid 70s Thursday night through Tuesday night.

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Our normal high 89°, low 71°.

Meteorologist Donnie Cox