TODAY: Damp, dreary, and cold. Clouds will hold through the day with rounds of scattered showers. Highs will stay around 44-48° with a steady wind NE 5-10 mph inland and NE 10-15 mph for the coast.
TONIGHT: Clouds and showers will lift north after dark and warmer air will start to pool in from the south. Expect partly cloudy skies. Lows: 40-44. Winds: SW 5-10 mph.
MONDAY: Mostly cloudy with some good breaks of sunshine. Warm and kind of humid with a chance for a scattered shower through the day. Highs near 70. Winds SW 5-10 mph.
TUESDAY: Cloudy with scattered rain showers likely, and temperatures dropping through the day.
DISCUSSION: The roller coaster of a weather pattern will continue today. Highs won’t climb out of the 40’s this afternoon with cold air trapped at the surface today. Clouds and rain showers will steadily move in from the southwest today as an approaching system crosses over western North Carolina. Luckily for us, we are warm enough at the surface that we should just see rain. To our west temperatures near the ground are cold enough that places like Greensboro and Winston-Salem are under Ice Storm Warnings.
Overnight tonight we will see a big switch in our weather. A warm front will cross our way, which will finally break us out of the cold hold. Monday, we will be much warmer, with highs near 70. This is short-lived though. Tuesday our temperatures plummet again through the day. Officially we will see highs of around 65, but then cold air will barge in from the north and drop us back into the 40’s.
Sunnier skies with 40’s will last from Wednesday through the weekend.
MARINE: High tide: 12:02p, 12:44a Monday. Sunday. Low Tide: 5:35a, 6:22p Sunday. A Small Craft Advisory is in effect until Sunday afternoon for North/ Northeast winds around 20-25 mph and seas 5-7 feet.