Strong To Severe Thunderstorms For Coastal Counties.....
A cold front is currently making its way across Eastern Carolina. Due to high humidity levels and plenty of warmth near the southeastern coast, the cold front will lead to spotty and scattered thunderstorms that will have the potential to be strong to severe. A severe thunderstorm watch is in effect for Carteret, Craven, Duplin, Jones, Onslow and Pamlico counties until 9 pm tonight.
Conditions will calm rapidly as the front moves off shore. Cooler and drier air will sweep in to the area, dropping our temperatures from the low 90s today to the mid to upper 80s for the rest of the work week. Sunny to mostly sunny skies will be the norm until more showers return for the weekend.
A tropical wave deep in the Atlantic has a 70% chance of becoming a named storm within the next 5 days. If it holds its current course into the Caribbean, the chances of the system affecting our area decrease dramatically.
Monday Night: Storms and showers decreasing after 9 pm. Lows in the low 70s with winds from the northwest at 7 to 14 mph.
Tuesday: Mostly sunny and milder. Temperatures in the mid 80s with winds from the north at 5 to 10 mph.
Tuesday Night: Mostly clear skies with cooler temperatures. Lows in the low 60s with winds from the north at 4 to 8 mph.
Winds will blow from the west shifting to the north at 10 to 20 knots on Tuesday. Offshore wave heights will run 2 to 4 feet. Swells will run around 1 foot on the Albemarle and Pamlico Sounds.
Skies will be mostly sunny on Tuesday with breezes from the north at 7 to 15 mph along the beaches.