Staying Hot And Humid With Afternoon Storms On Thursday......
A cold front will approach eastern Carolina late Thursday causing additional showers and storms during the afternoon and evening. A few storms may become strong to severe with gusty winds. Temperatures will be in the upper 80s to lower 90s ahead of the front. Heat indices will be well into the 90s by the afternoon.
The front will move offshore by Friday morning followed by slightly cooler and drier air. The best chances for shower activity will be near the coast on Friday while inland communities may see a stray shower.
The weekend is looking fairly nice at this point, with only isolated storms expected. Highs will be in the upper 80s Saturday then lower 90s by Sunday afternoon.
Tropical Depression 2 has degenerated into a tropical wave with no additional advisories on the system.
Thursday: Sunshine giving way to clouds, with afternoon showers and thunderstorms likely. A few strong to severe storms are possible. Highs will reach the lower 90s, with southwest winds at 6 to 13 mph. Rain chance: 60%.
Thursday Night: Evening showers and storms, giving way to partly cloudy skies. Lows will dip to the upper 60s with light winds out of the west. Rain chance: 50%.
Friday: Partly cloudy skies with a 20% chance of an isolated afternoon shower or storm. Highs will top out in the mid to upper 80s. Winds: NW 3-7 mph.
Winds will be out of the southwest at 10 to 20 knots Thursday becoming north at 10 to 15 knots on Friday. Offshore wave heights will run 3 to 5 feet. Swells will run around 1 foot on the Albemarle and Pamlico Sounds.
Skies will be partly sunny, with a 60% risk of showers and storms by late. Winds will blow from the southwest at 10 to 15 mph.