A Flash Flood Watch is in effect through 10 pm for many inland areas of Eastern North Carolina. Scattered showers are moving northeastward this evening. Temperatures will reach near 70 for an overnight low. Winds will be light from the south and southeast.
With the stalled front over the area, the chance for a few showers and a possible thunderstorm will stay with us. Highs will be in the lower 80s with southwesterly winds around 10 mph. Rain chances will be around 40% on Friday.
The upper level low should have eased a little farther east which should shift the best rain chance to the coast with lower chances inland. Skies will be partly sunny. Highs will be around 80 inland and upper 70s where most clouds will persist along the Outer Banks.
Hurricane Matthew is moving westward over the Caribbean Sea. As of late Thursday, max winds are 75 mph as the system moves west at 17 mph. The storm is expected to slow some as it gains strength moving through the Caribbean Sea. Computer model forecast tracks bring the system to the central Caribbean Sea then turn it northward toward Jamaica, Haiti, and Cuba. The Bahamas and The East Coast of the US should monitor this storm closely. Any US impacts could be next week.
Thursday Night: Lingering showers with mostly cloud skies. Lows in the lower 70s and southwest winds at 4 to 8 mph.
Friday: Scattered showers and a thunderstorm or two. Highs in the lower 80s and south winds at 4 to 8 mph. Rain chance: 30%
Winds will blow out of the southeast at 5 to 10 knots on Thursday. Offshore swells will run 2-5 feet. Waves heights will run 1 foot on the Albemarle and Pamlico Sounds.
Outer Banks Crystal Coast
Air Temp: 80 81
Water Temp: 76 78
Waves: 2-3 Ft. 1-2 Ft.
Winds: SE 7-12 mph S 5-10 mph
Rip Risk: Mod. Low
|High Tide (Atlantic Beach)||7:01 am|
|Low Tide||1:22 pm|
|High Tide||7:24 pm|
|High Tide (Outer Banks)||6:14 am|
|Low Tide||12:21 pm|
|High Tide||6:37 pm|