Cool & Windy Monday

By: Greg Armbrecht, Marvin Daugherty, Matt Engelbrecht
By: Greg Armbrecht, Marvin Daugherty, Matt Engelbrecht

UPDATE:
Low pressure that brought cloudy and rainy conditions to our area Sunday is now to our north.

Temperatures will be very chilly with lows in the lower to middle 40s for inland areas to near 50° along the coast.

With a northwest breeze at 10-15 mph expect wind chill values to be in the 30s.

Monday will be a very cool day for late April with highs only reaching the upper 50s to near 60° by late afternoon.

Mostly cloudy skies will dominate the day but no significant rainfall is expected outside of an isolated shower.

The winds will be the bigger story Monday with sustained winds of 10-20 mph and gusts likely as high as 30-35 mph.

Rainfall Totals Sunday:
Hatteras: 3.18''
Kill Devil Hills: 2.20''
Ahoskie: 1.63''
Roanoke Rapids: 1.59''
Rocky Mount: 1.24''
Plymouth: 1.14''
Greenville (Downtown): 1.01''
Morehead City: 0.85''
Ayden/Grifton: 0.75''
PGV Airport: 0.75''
Chocowinity: 0.42''
Jacksonville: 0.41''
New Bern: 0.31''
Goldsboro: 0.21''
Kenansville: 0.20''

Storm Summary: Areas along and north of highway 264 generally received between 1.00-1.50'' of rain. To the east of highway 17 anywhere from .75'' to over 3.00'' were reported. Areas to the south and west of highway 264 received between 0.25''-0.75'' of rain.

Lingering showers and drizzle will add trace amounts tonight but no significant rain is expected.

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Heavy rain, light showers and windy conditions are impacting Eastern Carolina.

The rain is heavy at times in some areas, especially underneath isolated storms.

Along with the rain, winds are out of the south at 10-20 mph with stronger gusts likely along the beaches. Winds along the coast have have the potential to gust as high as 40 mph.

The rain will become heavy at times especially underneath isolated storms.

Along with the rain, expect the winds to pick up out of the south at 10-20 mph with stronger gusts likely along the beaches. Winds along the coast will have the potential to gust as high as 40 mph.

Heavy rain, strong winds, and minor coastal flooding will be possible as this storm moves up the coast.

The heaviest rain will be north of the area late Sunday but lingering showers will be possible throughout the night.

Total rainfall amounts with this system are expected to be between 1 and 3 inches with locally higher amounts possible near the coast.

Along with the rain and wind expect much cooler air to begin moving in by late Sunday. Highs may reach the middle to upper 60s during the late morning and early afternoon then fall into the lower 60s as the winds shift to the north. The severe weather threat with this system appears to be minimal but there could be an isolated severe storm Sunday, although no outbreak is expected.

The best chance for severe weather will be to the east of Highway 17 along our coastal counties.

The storm is expected to be north of the area Monday with clearing skies and cool conditions.

Highs Monday will only reach the lower 60s and feel much cooler with a gusty northwesterly breeze.


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