THIS MORNING: We are tracking patchy fog and temperatures starting off in the upper 50s to low 60s. Winds out of the southeast 5-10mph
TODAY: We'll start off dry, we'll have a mix of sun and clouds with clouds increasing. Scattered afternoon showers and thunderstorms mainly along the coast then increasing inland late evening . Highs 82-86 inland, 78-82 beaches. . Winds southeast 5-15 mph.
TONIGHT: Showers and thunderstorms likely. Lows 66-70 inland, 68-72 beaches. Winds southeast 5-10 mph.
SUNDAY: Mostly cloudy, showers and thunderstorms. Highs 78-82. Winds southeast 5-15 mph.
Tropical Forecast: We are tracking Tropical Depression Two in the Atlantic. The current stats are 35 mph winds, 1009 millibars of pressure and moving West-Northwest at 15 mph. We are tracking the tropics to keep you alert to the severe weather danger.
Marine Forecast: Seas will be 3' to 5' at the Crystal Coast and on the Outer Banks. Water temperatures are low 70s at the Crystal Coast and Outer Banks. The Rivers and Sounds are in the mid 70s and will have a moderate chop. Winds will be from the east 10-15 knots for the Crystal Coast on the Outer Banks. Low tide is at 6:48am and high tide is at 12:46pm.
WEATHER SUMMARY: As we continue to track the tropics, its important to note, that this storm will be a very weak one. We are not expecting big impacts other than breezy conditions Sunday into Monday with winds 10-25mph. Heavy tropical down pours, 2-3 inches of rain that could cause some minor flooding. Rough waves and high Rip Current threat will be the main Concern. As this storm gets closer to us, there is a very small possibility for an isolated Tornado Late Sunday and Monday.
The Tropical low will push tropical moisture toward eastern Carolina. You will see the clouds increase to partly cloudy this afternoon. Showers and thunderstorms will be possible in the afternoon, especially along the beaches and east of highway 17. The chances are at about 30 to 40 percent. The higher chances will be along the coast. Highs will be in the low 80s at the beaches and mid 80s inland.
The low will be near the South Carolina Coast on Sunday morning. Showers and thunderstorms will be possible, with a 60 percent chance. The low will meander along the South Carolina coast for Sunday. Highs will be in the upper 70s at the beaches and low 80s inland.
Some models take the low more inland and slow it down while another turns it up along the eastern Carolina Coast. The inland solution will hold rain chances in for most of the week, while the coastal solution would see improvement in our conditions starting mid to late week. Chances for showers and thunderstorms for the later part of the week are around 30 to 40 percent.
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Our normal high 83°, low 62°.
---Meteorologist Jonathan Weant