Clouds and moisture have been working north and west across eastern Carolina on Tuesday afternoon. Rain will gradually overspread the entire area overnight into Wednesday.
A developing low pressure system will bring showers to the area on Wednesday. The highest rainfall totals will be about 2 to 4" along and east of Highway 17, with most inland locations seeing about 0.50" to 1".
Weather conditions will trend slowly drier and warmer from late week into the weekend.
Tuesday Night: Showers increasing late with lows in the upper 50s to lower 60s.. Winds from the northeast 5 to 10 mph. Rain chance: 40%.
Wednesday: On and off showers throughout the day with highs near 70 degrees. Heavier showers will be possible east of highway 17. Otherwise, cloudy and breezy with a northeast 8 to 12 mph wind. Rain chance: 90%.
Wednesday Night: Cloudy and mild with a 60% risk of of light rain and drizzle. Lows in the lower to middle 60s. North winds at 4 to 8 mph.
*Small Craft Advisory for offshore waters*
Winds will be from the north at 15 to 20 knots through Thursday. Offshore wave heights will run around 4 to 6 feet. Swells will run around 2 to 3 feet on the Albemarle and Pamlico Sounds. There is a high risk of dangerous rip currents from Cape Lookout northward through the Outer Banks.
Cloudy skies with periods of rain through Wednesday night. North to northeast winds at 15 to 20 mph. . Air Temp: 70 - Outer Banks; 72 - Crystal Coast Water Temp: 73 - Outer Banks; 75 - Crystal Coast Rip Risk: HIGH - Outer Banks; Low - Crystal Coast Waves: 2-4 Ft. - Outer Banks; 1-3 Ft. - Crystal Coast
The tropics remain unusually quiet as we head into late September.
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