Nice weather continues through the week.....
High pressure along the coast will continue to keep our skies partly to mostly sunny and rain free. Temps will reach the mid 80s with dew points again down in the mid to low 60s, making for a warm but comfortable afternoon with light northeast winds.
Thursday & Friday
Temps will trend upwards as we close out the work week. Highs will be in the upper 80s Thursday before reaching the low 90s Friday. Dew points will be on the rise as well, going from the mid to upper 60s Thursday to the low 70s by Friday. Both days will stay mostly sunny and dry.
We will gradually warm back up to the low 90s as we move into the weekend. Humidity levels are expected to rise as well, however we should see our dew points max out in the low 70s rather than the mid 70s. Rain chances for the weekend again look unlikely as both Saturday and Sunday are expected to stay mostly sunny from start to finish.
A strong tropical wave was located just west of the Antilles Tuesday morning. This area has a moderate chance (70%) of developing into a tropical storm over the next 5 days. The wave is expected to move to the WNW towards the central Bahamas by late in the weekend. This area will be need to be monitored closely over the coming days. Long range models show the system approaching the Florida coast by next week.
Tropical Storm Gaston continues to churn in the deep Atlantic and is expected to gain strength into the weekend. The National Hurricane Center has indicated the system will likely reach hurricane strength over the next few days. The storm is expected to continue to work its way northwestward over the deep Atlantic through the weekend, making any U.S. impacts highly unlikely.
Wednesday: Staying mostly sunny with highs in the mid 80s. Winds: NE 5 to 10 mph.
Wednesday Night: Mostly clear and calm. Lows in the mid 60s with northeasterly winds at 3 to 6 mph.
Thursday: Staying mostly sunny with highs in the upper 80s. Winds: East 4 to 8 mph.
Winds will blow out of the northeast at 10 to 15 knots on Wednesday. Swells will range from 2 to 4 feet offshore and 1 to 2 feet on the Albemarle and Pamlico Sounds.
Outer Banks Crystal Coast
Air Temp: 83 86
Water Temp: 79 82
Waves: 2-3 Ft. 1-2 Ft.
Rip Risk: Mod. Low
Winds: NE 12-17 NE 12-17
|High Tide (Atlantic Beach)||1:03 am|
|Low Tide||7:29 am|
|High Tide||1:47 pm|
|High Tide (Outer Banks)||12:16 am|
|Low Tide||6:28 am|
|High Tide||1:00 pm|