A few storms will be possible early in the morning along the coast, otherwise, showers and thunderstorms will dot the area by the afternoon. High temperatures will return to the upper 80s with partly cloudy skies and a heat index in the 90s. Winds will continue to come in from the south/southwest at 4 to 8 mph. The chance of rain is 40%. A few storms could be strong to severe with heavy rain, strong gusty winds and frequent lightning strikes being the biggest threats.
A similar forecast is in the works for Saturday and the holiday weekend. A stationary front will meander over the area through the weekend and lead to an unsettled and occasionally wet pattern for the next few days. Afternoon showers and storms will be scattered from Saturday through the Tuesday. Highs will stay in the mid to upper 80s through the 4th of July. No day will be a complete washout.
Tropical storm development is not expected over the next 3 to 5 days.
Friday: Partly cloudy with more scattered afternoon showers and storms. Highs in the middle 80s with southwest wind at 4 to 8 mph. Rain chance: 40%
Friday Night: A lingering shower possible after sunset. Lows in the lower 70s with southwest winds at 2 to 4 mph. Rain chance: 10%
Saturday: Scattered showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the upper 80s with a heat index in the middle 90s.
Winds will blow out of the southeast at 7 to 12 knots on Friday. Swells will range from 2 to 4 feet offshore and around 1 foot on the Albemarle and Pamlico Sounds.
Outer Banks Crystal Coast
Air Temp: 83 85
Water Temp: 75 79
Waves: 1-2 Ft. 1-2 Ft.
Rip Risk: Low Low
Winds: SE 5-10 mph S 5-10 mph
|High Tide (Atlantic Beach)||3:36 am|
|Low Tide||10:07 am|
|High Tide||4:29 pm|
|High Tide (Outer Banks)||2:49 am|
|Low Tide||9:06 am|
|High Tide||3:42 pm|