A few showers possible in the morning; Upper 80s Friday....
An approaching cold front will bring a chance for a few showers or storms Friday morning. A front will reach eastern Carolina early Friday and will spark a few scattered showers and thunderstorms from midday Friday through sunset. Highs Friday will be around 90, but will drop quickly under any thunderstorms. Winds will start southwesterly, becoming northerly.
The front will slow its forward progress over the weekend. It appears the front will be just off the coast for the weekend which would lead to rain free weather over most of the region with a few showers possible along the coast. The rain chance is 20 to 30% for the weekend afternoons. Highs will be in the upper 80s.
Tropical development is not expected over the next couple of days however a disturbance has formed far away in the eastern Atlantic which has a 30% chance to become a tropical depression in the next 5 days. Another disturbance off the coast of Florida has a 10% chance of developiment over the next 5 days as in moves towards the northeast.
Friday: Mostly cloudy with a 40% chance of a shower or thunderstorm. Highs will reach around 90 degrees with a north wind at 5 to 8 mph.
Friday Night: Mostly cloudy with a 20% chance of a shower. Lows will be in the low 70s with westerly 4 to 8 mph wind.
Saturday: Partly cloudy with a 30% chance of a shower. Highs will be in the upper 80s with a southerly 2 to 4 mph wind.
Winds will be from the southeast at 5 to 10 knots through Friday before shifting to the north. Wave heights will be around 2 to 4 feet offshore and near 1 foot on the Albemarle and Pamlico Sounds.
Highs will reach the middle to upper 80s along the beaches on Friday under partly sunny skies. Winds will blow from the south at 5 to 12 mph.
Rip Risk: Low risk for northern Outer Banks; Low risk between Hatteras and Cape Lookout; Low risk Crystal Coast Water Temp: Upper 70s Outer Banks; Lower 80s Crystal Coast UV Index: High for all beaches Wave Height: 1 to 3 ft. Outer Banks; 2 to 3 ft. Crystal Coast
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