A mix of clouds and sunshine can be expected across our area on Friday and Saturday. Afternoon highs will reach the lower 80s inland and upper 70s on the beaches. The seasonable weather conditions will continue through Sunday. An offshore area of low pressure may bring a few clouds to the beaches on Saturday, with a slim chance at a coastal raindrop.
A river flood warning remains in effect along the Neuse river in Kinston. The river was at 16.2 feet and falling Thursday afternoon. The river is expected to fall below the flood stage of 14.0 feet on Saturday. Only minor flooding is forecast in close proximity to the river.
Thursday Night: Mostly clear and cool. Lows near 60 degrees, with light northeast winds.
Friday: Another beauty with mostly sunny skies and highs near 80 degrees. Northeast winds at 5 to 10 mph.
Winds will be from the northeast at 10 to 15 knots Friday increasing to 15 to 20 knots on Saturday. Offshore wave heights will run around 3 to 5 feet. Swells will run around 1 to 2 feet on the Albemarle and Pamlico Sounds.
Partly cloudy skies with winds from the northeast at 10 to 15 mph. There will be a high risk of dangerous rip currents along the Outer Banks on Thursday. . Air Temp: 78 - Outer Banks; 79 - Crystal Coast Water Temp: 76 - Outer Banks; 80 - Crystal Coast Rip Risk: High - Outer Banks; Low - Crystal Coast Waves: 3-4 Ft. - Outer Banks; 2-4 Ft. - Crystal Coast
Hurricane Edouard had weakened to a category 1 hurricane with 80 mph winds on Thursday. The storm will continue to weaken as it pushes northeastward into the deeper Atlantic during the late week and weekend. No significant impacts are expected across the eastern United States except for stronger rip currents along the beaches.
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