A Heat Advisory will be in effect for most of Carolina from 12:00 though 6:00 pm Friday. Temps in the low 90s along with high humidity levels will lead to heat index values of 102-108°. Take frequent breaks and stay hydrated out there.
Friday will be another scorcher with highs in the low to mid 90s. There will be a seasonably typical 30% to 40% chance of scattered afternoon thunderstorms. Scattered showers and storms will pop back up Saturday afternoon as well. Rain chance will run around 40% Saturday as a front approaches from the northwest.
Tropical storm Harvey is centered 250 east of Barbados. It is moving west at 18 mph. Maximum winds are 40 mph and strengthening is likely over the next couple of days. On the forecast track, Harvey will enter the Caribbean Sea Friday. This storm may attain hurricane strength before reaching Central America in a few days. It should not be a threat to the U.S.
Two other disturbances are located farther east over the Central and Eastern Atlantic Ocean. Those will be monitored for development over the coming days. Neither is an immediate threat to land.
The next 2 names after Harvey are Irma and Jose.
Friday: Hot and muggy with a slight chance of scattered, afternoon storms. Highs in the low to mid 90s with a heat index above 105. South wind at 8 to 12 mph. Rain chance: 40%
Friday Night: Warm and muggy with patchy fog early in the morning. Lows in the middle 70s and southwest winds at 5 to 10 mph.
Saturday: Scattered showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon with highs in the upper 80s. Heat index in the upper 90s. Southwest winds at 4 to 8. Rain chance: 40%
Winds will blow out of the southwest at 10 to 15 knots Friday. Offshore swells will run from 2 to 4 feet. Waves heights will run around 1 to 2 feet on the Albemarle and Pamlico Sounds.
|Beach Forecast||OBX / Crystal Coast|
|Air Temp||84 / 86|
|Water Temp||79 / 80|
|Waves||1-2ft / 1-2ft|