With cooler air moving in to our region, temperatures will stay at a more comfortable level this week, hanging in the mid to upper 80s. Skies will stay mostly sunny through Thursday. The Bermuda Ridge will build westward by Friday and the weekend, pushing a moist southerly flow of air into the area. The threat for shower activity will increase significantly by Friday and the weekend.
A tropical wave deep in the Atlantic has a 70% chance of becoming a named storm within the next 2 days. The system will be in the vicinity of Puerto Rico by late Saturday or early Sunday. There is a great deal of uncertainty in the track and intensity beyond the upcoming weekend.
Tuesday Night: Mostly clear skies with cooler temperatures. Lows in the lower 60s, with winds from the north at 4 to 8 mph.
Wednesday: Mostly sunny and comfortable. Highs in the mid 80s with winds from the northeast at 2 to 5 mph.
Wednesday Night: Mostly clear and dry. Lows in the mid 60s with calm winds.
Winds will blow from the northeast at 10 to 15 knots Wednesday becoming east at 10 to 15 knots on Thursday. Offshore wave heights will run 2 to 4 feet. Swells will run around 1 foot on the Albemarle and Pamlico Sounds.
Skies will be mostly sunny on Wednesday with breezes from the northeast at 7 to 15 knots.
Updated: 8:20 PM
- With thunderstorms brewing deep in the Atlantic, the potential for the next tropical system to be named is high over the next five days. Bertha would be the 2nd named storm of the hurricane season.