With a stationary front stalled just to our west, a couple of low pressure systems will move over the area periodically through the middle of the week. Periods of showers with a few thunderstorms will cover most of ENC on Tuesday. Highs will only warm to the upper 70s with high humidity throughout the day. Rainfall totals will be less than an inch on average with a few areas exceeding an inch where thunderstorms develop. Coverage will be greatest in the morning with most scattered thunderstorms possible towards the evening commute. It'll be a humid evening with temperatures only cooling to the 60s Tuesday night and into Wednesday.
Heavier showers will be possible at times Tuesday into Wednesday, with less rain coverage on Thursday. Highs will reach the upper 70s Tuesday and Wednesday with the low 80s planned for Thursday. Rainfall totals each day will range between 0.5" to 1.0" of rain, with lighter totals on Thursday. 2 to 4 inches of total rain will be possible. Flooding may become a risk from mid to late in the week.
Tuesday: Periods of showers with embedded thunderstorms. Highs will reach the upper 70s with southerly winds at 7 to 15 mph. Rain chance: 80%.
Tuesday Night: Scattered showers and a lingering thunderstorm. Low in the middle 60s with southwest winds at 4 to 8 mph. Rain chance: 40%
Wednesday: Afternoon showers and storms with highs in the lower 80s. Winds from the west at 4 to 8 mph. Rain chance: 60%
*Small Craft Advisory for all waters Tuesday*
Winds will be from the south at 15 to 25 knots on Tuesday. Offshore swells will run 4-7 feet. Waves heights will run around 2 to 3 feet on the Albemarle and Pamlico Sounds.
Outer Banks Crystal Coast
Air Temp: 77 78
Water Temp: 68 72
Waves: 2-4 Ft. 2-4 Ft.
Rip Risk: Mod. Mod.