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Heat & Humidity Sticking Around Through Friday....

The heat and high relative humidity will continue to build across eastern Carolina through Friday afternoon. Mid-afternoon temperatures will push into the lower 90s, with heat index values approaching 102 degrees. Skies will start out partly to mostly sunny then some thunderstorms are likely to develop during the afternoon and evening.

Showers and storms will likely continue into Saturday as a slow-moving cold front pushes into the area. There will be some locally heavy downpours associated with the storms.

The front should be offshore by Saturday evening, with scattered showers and storms lingering near the front.

More comfortable air will move in behind the front by Sunday, with highs in the middle 80s. We should see partly to mostly sunny conditions Sunday into early next week.

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. 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 reach the Lesser Antilles by Friday. An Air Force Reserve Hurricane Hunter aircraft will investigate the system Friday afternoon. The next name on the storm list is Cristobal.


Friday: Hot and sticky with a 40% risk of evening storms. Highs will be in the lower 90s, with heat indices around 100 degrees. Southwest to west winds at 5 to 10 mph.

Friday Night: Warm and humid with a 40% risk of showers and storms. Lows in the lower 70s. Light winds.

Saturday: Cooler and cloudy with a 50% risk of afternoon and evening storm. Highs will be in the upper 80s.


Winds will blow from the southwest at 5 to 12 knots Friday, shifting to the northeast at 10 to 15 knots on Saturday. Offshore wave heights will run from 2 to 3 feet. Swells will run around 1 foot on the Albemarle and Pamlico Sounds.


Skies will be partly sunny on the beaches Friday afternoon, with highs in the middle to upper 80s. A few storms may develop during the afternoon and evening.

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

  • Thursday's High: 90°
  • Thursday's Low: 73°
  • Sunset : 7:50 p.m.
  • Sunrise: 6:33 a.m.
  • High Tide (Atlantic Beach): 6:30 am
  • Low Tide: 1:09 pm
  • High Tide: 6:45 pm
  • High Tide (Outer Banks): 6:14 am
  • Low Tide: 12:38 pm
  • High Tide: 6:30 pm
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Posted: 08/19/2014 - Sunny skies over the southern portion of Eastern Carolina will bump temperatures up in the afternoon, leading to possible thunderstorms later in the day.

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