Morning temperatures will be in the 70s to start the day and a few scattered showers will be possible between 10am and 2pm. The rest of the afternoon and evening should remain dry. It will be the hottest day of the next 8 with heat indices in the upper 90s to near 100 degrees.
The chance for showers and storms will increase a bit Friday into Saturday as a cold front approaches the area. Temperatures will be near 90 degrees on Friday. The front should push through the area by Saturday evening, with drier and slightly cooler air filtering in behind the front.
A disturbance deep in the Atlantic may become more organized and develop into a tropical system in the coming days. The system, located a few hundred miles east of the Antilles has the best chance (60%) of becoming a named storm by the weekend. The system will move slowly west-northwest with no threat to land within the next 48 hours. The next name on the storm list is Cristobal.
Thursday: Partly Sunny, hot and humid with a 20% risk of an afternoon or evening storm. Winds: West 4 to 8 mph.
Thursday Night: Partly cloudy and humid. Lows in the lower 70s. Light winds.
Friday: Partly cloudy and humis. Highs in the lower 90s with a 30% chance of rain in the evening. Winds: W/NE 5-10 mph
Winds will blow from the northeast becoming west at 7 to 15 knots Thursday then southwest at 10 to 15 knots on Friday. Offshore wave heights will run from 2 to 3 feet. Swells will run around 1 foot on the Albemarle and Pamlico Sounds.
Skies will be partly sunny on the beaches Thursday, with highs in the middle 80s.
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