A Flash Flood Watch is in effect through 10 pm for many inland areas of Eastern North Carolina. A slow moving band of rain will keep wet weather on inland areas through at least early afternoon. Never drive through flooded roads. Coastal areas will see partly sunny skies with scattered showers becoming more numerous later in the day. Temperatures will range from 70s where it is raining to lower 80s where it isn't.
With the stalled front over the area, the chance for a few showers and a possible thunderstorm will stay with us. Highs will be around 80 with southwesterly winds around 10 mph. Rain chances will be around 40% on Friday.
The upper level low should have eased a little farther east which should shift the best rain chance to the coast with lower chances inland. Skies will be partly sunny. Highs will be around 80 inland and upper 70s where most clouds will persist along the Outer Banks.
The disturbance we have been tracking the last few days has developed into Tropical Storm Matthew. As of early Thursday, max winds are 70 mph as the system churns through the westward through the eastern Caribbean Sea. The storm is moving west at 16 mph and is expected to slow some as it gains strength moving through the Caribbean Sea. Computer model forecast tracks bring the system to the central Caribbean Sea then turn it northward toward Jamaica, Haiti, and Cuba. The East Coast of the US should monitor this storm closely. Any US impacts could be next week.
Thursday: Flooding rains possible inland with scattered showers and storms near the coast. Highs 70s inland, lower 80s coast. South winds 5 to 10 mph.
Thursday Night: Lingering showers with mostly cloud skies. Lows in the lower 70s and southwest winds at 4 to 8 mph.
Friday: Scattered showers and a thunderstorm or two. Highs in the lower 80s and south winds at 4 to 8 mph. Rain chance: 30%
Winds will blow out of the southeast at 5 to 10 knots on Thursday. Offshore swells will run 2-5 feet. Waves heights will run 1 foot on the Albemarle and Pamlico Sounds.
Outer Banks Crystal Coast
Air Temp: 80 81
Water Temp: 76 78
Waves: 2-3 Ft. 1-2 Ft.
Winds: SE 7-12 mph S 5-10 mph
Rip Risk: Mod. Low
|High Tide (Atlantic Beach)||7:01 am|
|Low Tide||1:22 pm|
|High Tide||7:24 pm|
|High Tide (Outer Banks)||6:14 am|
|Low Tide||12:21 pm|
|High Tide||6:37 pm|