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FORECAST DISCUSSION:

Heat & Humidity Sticking Around Through Friday....

Temperatures will be in the muggy mid 70s to start the day Thursday. By mid afternoon the mercury will be pushing the mid 90s inland with heat index values approaching 102 degrees under mostly sunny skies.

The chance for showers and storms will return Friday afternoon into Saturday as a cold front approaches the area. Temperatures will reach the low 90s on Friday with a few storms developing by mid to late afternoon.

The front should push through the area by Saturday evening, with scattered showers and storms ahead of the front on Saturday.

More comfortable air will move in behind the front on Sunday with highs in the mid 80s under mostly sunny skies from Sunday into early next week.

Tropics
A disturbance in the Atlantic may become more organized and develop into a tropical system in the coming days. The disturbance was located a couple hundred miles east of the Windward Islands Thursday morning. As seen in the graphic, the circulation has a good chance (70%) of becoming a named storm by over the next few days. The system is drifting slowly west-northwest about 10 to 15 mph and will approach the Lesser Antilles Thursday night into Friday. An Air Force Reserve Hurricane Hunter aircraft may investigate the system Thursday afternoon. The next name on the storm list is Cristobal.

Forecast:

Thursday: Mostly sunny, hot and humid with a slim, 10% risk of an afternoon or evening storm. Highs will reach the mid 90s inland with upper 80s on the beaches. Winds: Southwest at 4 to 8 mph.

Thursday Night: Partly cloudy, warm and humid. Lows in the lower 70s. Light south winds.

Friday: Partly cloudy and humid. Highs in the lower 90s with a 30% chance of an afternoon thunderstorm. Winds: West 5-10 mph.




BOATING FORECAST:

Winds will blow from the southwest at 5 to 10 knots Thursday, turning westerly at 10 to 15 knots on Friday. Offshore wave heights will run from 2 to 3 feet. Swells will run around 1 foot on the Albemarle and Pamlico Sounds.

BEACH FORECAST:

Skies will be partly sunny on the beaches Thursday, with highs in the middle 80s.

Air Temp: 88 - Outer Banks; 87 - Crystal Coast
Water Temp: 79 - Outer Banks; 81 - Crystal Coast
Rip Risk: Low - Outer Banks; Low - Crystal Coast
Waves: 1-2 Ft. - Outer Banks; 1-2 Ft. - Crystal Coast

  • Wednesday's High: 88°
  • Wednesday's Low: 72°
  • Sunset : 7:54 p.m.
  • Sunrise: 6:32 a.m.
  • High Tide (Atlantic Beach): 5:56 am
  • Low Tide: 12:10 pm
  • High Tide: 6:30 pm
  • High Tide (Outer Banks): 5:34 am
  • Low Tide: 11:26 pm
  • High Tide: 6:06 pm
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