Wednesday has certainly been a beautiful weather day with lots of sunshine and blue sky above us. The wind has been brisk from the northeast and that along with high temperatures in the middle 50s has made for a cool day, especially in the shade.
This evening the sun sets at 7:42pm leaving us under a clear starlit sky. The 97% full moon rises at 9:19pm to brighten the night sky. Temperatures are going to be cold enough for some patchy frost as lows drop to 34-38 inland, 38-42 on the inner banks rivers and sounds and 42-46 along the beaches. I do expect the wind to hold up tonight and that will likely prevent a bad frost but it will get cold enough to “cold burn” the edges of tender leaves and shoots.
Thursday should be mostly sunny inland but there will be a fair amount of cloudiness blowing in off the ocean along the coast. Temperatures should not be as cool as high temperatures make it to around 58-62 to the north and 62-66 in the south using US70 as the dividing line. The breeze from the northeast will be blowing off the cooler water and that is why temps will be slightly cooler to the north.
Thursday night will be mostly cloudy and cool with the low in the middle 40s.
Friday will be mostly cloudy with a few intervals of sun especially inland away from the water (clouds are blowing in off the ocean) and mild with the high around65.
With cloudy skies Friday night there is a decent chance for some scattered rain showers during the overnight into Saturday morning. The low temperature will be around 50.
Saturday morning will start with clouds and lingering rain showers but as the day goes along the rain should depart and we should improve to a mix of sun and clouds by the middle to late afternoon.
Easter Sunday’s weather should bring us a mix of sun and clouds and warmer high temperatures in the low 70s.
- Sunday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 47.
- Monday Partly sunny, with a high near 74.
- Monday Night Mostly cloudy, with a low around 53.
- Tuesday A chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 73. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
- Tuesday Night A chance of showers. Partly cloudy, with a low around 55. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
- Wednesday Mostly sunny, with a high near 73.
On this day three years ago, 30 tornadoes tore across North Carolina. This is the most tornadoes North Carolina has ever seen in one day.