StormTrack 12 Planning Forecast
Wednesday has been another beautiful weather day across the east with the morning low clouds and fog burning off early and leaving us under a sunny blue sky with just a few patchy fair weather clouds drifting through. High temperatures were in the middle 70s along the beaches and between 78 and 82 on most of the mainland. After so much damp and cold gray sky weather last week for the first week of autumn, this week has been a refreshing taste of very pleasant fall weather.
The sun will set this evening at 6:52pm and the 50% full waxing (growing) crescent moon will already be up there to brighten the evening sky until it sets at 12:45am early Thursday morning leaving us under a clear sky. The normal low temperature this time of year is right around 60 and I am expecting 58-62 tonight over the mainland, 62-66 on the inner banks rivers and sounds and 66-70 at the beach. After midnight, low stratus clouds and areas of ground fog will develop and will be around for the overnight and Thursday morning commute.
Low clouds and fog should burn off by 9:30 to 10:00am on Thursday morning. Some patches of the fog will be quite dense so don’t forget to drive with your low beam headlights on and allow extra space between you and other vehicles. Once the low clouds and fog are gone we should see plenty of sunny blue skies with just a few of those patchy fair weather clouds drifting across area. High temperatures will be in the middle 70s at the beach and 80-84 on the mainland. Thursday should be another beautiful day for almost any sort of outdoor activity.
Thursday night should be mostly clear, with the bright moon and stars above us for the evening and then more low clouds and fog developing after midnight. Low temperatures will be around 60.
.Friday starts off nice, but as the afternoon progresses clouds will begin to roll in and a fairly strong weather system will push into and across our area Friday night and Saturday morning. High temperatures will be quite warm with the mainland getting to 82-86 and the beaches into the upper 70s. Friday should be a breezy day as well with winds from the southwest at 10-15 mph.
Right now it looks like there is a narrow strip of instability that will pass over us with this system so we will likely see rain and thunderstorms develop Friday evening and move from west to east over the area during the overnight with the overnight low temperatures in the middle 60s.
The storms should be gone but clouds and some rain showers will probably linger through at least mid-morning Saturday but then we should very rapidly clear out and become mostly sunny by lunchtime on Saturday. High temperatures on Saturday will drop back to around 74-78 on the mainland and 70-74 at the beach.
Saturday night will be clear but cool with the low temperatures in the upper 40s on the mainland and lower 50s at the beach.
Sunday will be mostly sunny with highs in the upper 60s.
- Saturday A chance of showers before 10am. Mostly sunny, with a high near 76. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.
- Saturday Night Mostly clear, with a low around 48.
- Sunday Sunny, with a high near 68.
- Sunday Night Mostly clear, with a low around 47.
- Monday Sunny, with a high near 74.
- Monday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 55.
- Tuesday Mostly sunny, with a high near 76.
- Tuesday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 59.
- Wednesday Sunny, with a high near 78.
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