Tracking the tropics this weekend.....
Occasional showers and storms will continue to swing onshore as Tropical Depression Bonnie approaches the East. An increased threat of rip currents and heavy downpours will be the main weather threats. A few sun breaks will be possible, leading to highs in the low 80s for inland communities and upper 70s along the beaches. Humidity levels will stay high as tropical air continues to sweep overhead. Winds will become more gusty out of the east to southeast, especially near the coast, however sustained winds are not expected to exceed 25 mph.
Bonnie, currently a tropical depression located about 200 miles south of Atlantic Beach, made landfall Sunday afternoon. The system will decrease in strength, becoming a subtropical depression by Wednesday afternoon. Moisture content in the air will stay high through weekend which will lead to continued scattered showers and storms. The threat of rip currents will remain high through Monday. Bonnie will move over the East, continuing the trend of wet weather through the week.
Sunday Night: Cloudy and wet. Showers and storms stay scattered and intermittent. Lows near 70° with SE winds at 5 to 10 mph.
Memorial Day: Intermittent showers and storms continue. Highs in the low 80s with winds out of the south to southeast at 7 to 15 mph.
Monday Night: Mostly cloudy with continue showers. Lows in the upper 60s with winds out of the southeast at 4 to 8 mph.
Winds will be from the southeast at 10 to 15 knots on Memorial Day. Swells will run from 2 to 5 feet offshore and 1 foot on the Albemarle and Pamlico Sounds.
Outer Banks Crystal Coast
Air Temp: 78 79
Water Temp: 68 71
Waves: 1-2 Ft. 1-2 Ft.
Rip Risk: High High
Winds: SE 10-15 mph SE 10-15 mph
|High Tide (Atlantic Beach)||2:58 am|
|Low Tide||9:39 am|
|High Tide||3:46 pm|
|High Tide (Outer Banks)||2:11 am|
|Low Tide||8:38 am|
|High Tide||2:59 pm|