Temperatures will begin the day well above average in the upper 60s/low 70s with patchy fog through 8am. With the stalled front over the area, the chance for scattered 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 will ease a little farther east which will 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 Friday morning, max winds are 105 mph as the system moves WSW at 14 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.
Friday: Scattered showers and a thunderstorm or two. Highs in the lower 80s and south winds at 4 to 8 mph. Rain chance: 40%
Friday Night: A slight chance at a shower. Lows in the upper 60s with a south wind at 4 to 8 mph. Rain chance: 30%
Saturday: A slight chance at a shower early in the day, with a few showers possible near the coast. Highs in the lower 80s with clouds clearing late. Winds from the south at 4 to 8 mph. Rain chance: 20%
Winds will blow out of the south at 7 to 15 knots on Friday. Offshore swells will run 3-6 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|