SOME SCATTERED SHOWERS ARE POSSIBLE
NOT A WASHOUT
SLIGHTLY COOLER AND LESS HUMID
Saturday: Partly cloudy, scattered showers and thundershowers. Highs 84-88 inland, 82-86 coastal. Winds northeast 5-10 mph.
Saturday Night: Partly cloudy, scattered showers. Lows 68-72 inland, 70-74 coastal. Winds northeast 5-10 mph.
Sunday: Mostly cloudy, showers and thunderstorms. Highs 82-87. Winds northeast 5-10 mph.
Marine Forecast: Northeast winds 10-15 knots with seas 2-4 feet. Moderate chop on rivers and sounds. There is a low rip current threat south of Cape Hatteras and a moderate rip current threat north of Cape Hatteras
Tropical Forecast: The National Hurricane Center says Fred has restrengthened to a tropical storm. Fred has 40 mph winds and a pressure of 1006 millibars. Movement is west-northwest at 9 mph. Current location is 23.2° North and 41.0° West.
A tropical wave has pushed off the African coast into the Atlantic. Conditions support possible development over the next few days. The Hurricane Center says the chances are at 80 percent over the next 48 hours and 90 percent over the next five days.
We are tracking this areas for the potential for development. The wave is currently more south than Fred and closer to the areas Danny and Erika came from, in the Tropical Atlantic. The wave will pass well south of the Cape Verde Islands over the weekend. We will have the latest keep you alert to the severe weather danger.
We are tracking showers and storms in the StormTrack 12 Weather Center. These will be scattered about during the day. High temperatures will be in the mid to upper 80s with partly cloudy skies.
East Carolina Football Pirate-Cast looks to be cloudy with a chance for scattered showers. The tailgate up until kickoff will be near 80 while dropping into the mid to upper 70s during the game.
A weak low, off the southeast coast, will bring an onshore flow and provide an 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms for Saturday night. Lows will be near 70° inland and mid 70s at the coast.
The onshore flow will keep showers and storms in the forecast on Sunday. Some slow moving storms could produce the danger of downpours to be on to alert for in a few areas. Overall, this still won't be a washout but it's a good idea to have a temporary back up plan for indoor activities. Highs Sunday will be in the low 80s at the beaches and mid 80s inland.
StormTrack 12 meteorologists are tracking a good chance for scattered showers and thunderstorms for Labor Day on Monday. We will see mostly cloudy skies and a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. The rain chances are better along the coast through Monday, with more scattered for inland areas.
The low along the coast will dissipate early next week and we will see a return to a summer pattern Tuesday through the end of the week. Highs will warm again to slight above normal and the humidity will sneak back into the picture.
This will bring the chance for an afternoon or evening shower or thunderstorm mid to late next week. The chances will be the typical 20 to 30 percent.
Highs will be in the mid 80s to near 90° Monday through Friday. Lows will be in the upper 60s to low 70s Sunday night through Friday night.
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Our normal high 86°, low 68°.