A cold front will approach from the west Monday morning. Due to high humidity levels and plenty of warmth near ground level, the cold front will lead to spotty and scattered thunderstorms that will have the potential to be strong to severe. The timing of the thunderstorm threat will be from noon to 8 pm, however we could see some thunderstorms pop up as early as 10 am in some locations. Winds will blow from the west at 10 to 15 mph through much of the day.
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 on Monday 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.
The tropics are quiet and no storms are expected to develop for the next few days.
Monday: Mostly cloudy with off and on storms throughout the day. A cold front could push some of the storms in to the severe category. Highs in the low 90s with winds from the west at 10 to 15 mph.
Monday Night: Decreasing showers and storms with breezes dying down as well. 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.
Winds will blow from the southwest at 10 to 20 knots on Monday. Offshore wave heights will run 3 to 5 feet. Swells will run around 1 foot on the Albemarle and Pamlico Sounds.
Skies will be mostly cloudy on Monday with showers and storms scattered across the beaches through the day.