Cloudy with some downpours today, but sunny and hotter Wednesday....
Coastal communities in the East will get one more day of scattered showers on Tuesday. A low pressure system that has a low chance (10%) of turning in to a tropical depression will work its way along the Crystal Coast. The weak storm will bring scattered showers to eastern Carolina with the greatest coverage near the coast. It will be clear of our area by Wednesday, allowing dry weather to return to the area.
Upper 80s on Tuesday will jump to the mid 90s on Wednesday with sunshine taking over the skies. Heat index values will likely exceed 100 degrees Wednesday afternoon.
Stormy conditions will develop later in the week as a cold front moves in from the west on Friday. Highs will drop once it clears the area, leaving weekend highs in the upper 80s across the region.
Tuesday: Mostly cloudy with showers and some thunderstorms. Highest rain amounts along the coast. Highs will reach near 89 inland to near 80 on the beaches. with winds from the southwest at 6 to 12 mph becoming southeasterly. Rain chance: 60% coast; 40% well inland.
Tuesday Night: Mostly cloudy with a stray evening shower possible. Lows in the mid 70s with winds from the southwest at 6 to 12 mph. Rain chance: 20%.
Wednesday: Mostly sunny and hotter. Highs in the mid 90s. Winds from the southwest at 7 to 15 mph.
*Small Craft Advisory for offshore waters Tuesday*
Winds will be from the southwest becoming southeast at 10 to 20 knots on Tuesday. Wave heights will be around 4 to 6 feet offshore and around 2 feet on the Albemarle and Pamlico Sounds.
Highs will reach between 80 and 83 along the beaches on Tuesday under cloudy skies. Scattered showers or storms will be likely through the afternoon. Winds will blow from the south and southeast at 10 to 15+ mph.
Rip Risk: Moderate risk Crystal Coast to Cape Hatteras; Low risk Cape Hatteras northward Water Temp: Upper 70s Outer Banks; Lower 80s Crystal Coast UV Index: Moderate for all beaches Wave Height: 2 to 4 ft. Outer Banks; 3 to 4 ft. Crystal Coast
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