High pressure will strengthen off the coast bringing a few generally dry days to the area. Highs will continue to run in the mid 80s with the humidity dropping slightly. It will be a minimal change, but should help make for a comfortable for Friday morning.
An area of low pressure in the western Caribbean Sea has a 70% chance of being named over the next five days. The system will have to be watched for better organization as the low moves from the Caribbean Sea into the Gulf of Mexico late this week. The latest data takes the storm northward before organizing into a tropical system. If it is named, it would be the first tropical system of the season and take the name Alberto. The moisture from this system will have to be watched closely as it will heavily influence rain chances here on Sunday and Monday.
Thursday: Partly sunny with decreasing rain chances. Highs in the middle 80s with northeast winds at 5-12 mph.
Thursday Night: Clear and pleasant with lows in the lower 60s. East winds 2-4 mph.
Friday: Mostly clear and dry with highs in the middle 80s. Southeast wind 4-8 mph.
Winds will blow from the northeast at 10 to 15 kts Thursday. Swells will run 2-4 feet offshore and 2-3 feet on the Sounds.
|Beach Forecast||OBX / Crystal Coast|
|Air Temp||81 / 80|
|Water Temp||69 / 73|
|Waves||1-3ft / 1-3ft|