THIS EVENING: We'll have clouds sticking around and a few light rain showers in our southwestern counties. Temperatures will start off in the low to mid 80s and fall into the upper 70s by late evening.
TONIGHT: Cloudy skies with a thundershower increasing from the southwest to northeast. Lows 66-70 inland, 70-74 coastal. Southwest wind 5-10 mph
MONDAY: Showers and storms, some could be heavy at times. Highs 82-86. South winds 5-10mph. Rainfall amounts between 1-2inches, but there could be pockets that exceed 3-4inches in the heavier storms.
WEATHER SUMMARY: We are tracking an upper level low to our southwest, this will move northeast into Monday. Clouds and a few light rain showers are possible tonight with rain and storms increasing through Monday.
High pressure builds in mid week with a typical summertime pattern setting up. Once we get to Wednesday, most shower and thunderstorm activity will be isolated and enhanced with the sea breeze. Highs will remain warm, into the mid and upper 80s with a few spots reaching near 90.
TROPICAL UPDATE: Tropical Storm Fred formed in the far eastern Atlantic Sunday morning. The storm is gaining strength with winds at 65 miles per hour and moving northwest at 16 miles per hour. The center of the storm is located at 14.4 north and 21.3 west.
Fred will target the Cape Verde Islands as a strong tropical storm or possibly a weak hurricane by Monday. A tropical storm warning and hurricane watch are in effect for the islands.
The storm is forecast to weaken as it takes a westerly turn after impacting the islands. Weakening of the storm will take place through the end of the work week as wind shear increases. There are no threats to the U.S. at this time.
What's left of Erika is forecast to impact the Florida Keys and south Florida today. As the remnants move into the Gulf, there could be restrengthening into a tropical storm. Regardless of strength, heavy rain will impact the west coast of Florida through Monday and Tuesday and move into the Florida Panhandle Tuesday night into Wednesday.
ENC will not be receiving any tropical impacts from the remnants of Erika.
---Meteorologist Jonathan Weant