Staying Warm And Sticky With A Few Storms On Wednesday ........
A deep, rich tropical flow of moisture will continue across eastern Carolina on Wednesday. A few showers and storms will likely develop during the late morning and afternoon. Afternoon highs will be near 90 degrees inland and middle 80s on the beaches.
It will stay hot and humid on Thursday ahead of a cold front that will trigger more showers and storms by the afternoon and evening. Some of the storms may reach severe levels. Heat index values will reach the upper 90s with the high humidity levels.
Tropical Depression 2 developed late Monday in the central Atlantic Ocean about 1200 miles east of the Lesser Antilles. The storm continues to move westward at 18 mph and was located about 800 miles east of the Lesser Antilles late Tuesday afternoon. Winds were sustained at 35 mph. It may become a tropical storm briefly before weakening to a remnant area of low pressure by Thursday. The next name on the list is Bertha.
Tuesday Night: Muggy with a 30% risk of evening showers. Lows in the lower to middle 70s. Light south winds.
Wednesday: Hot and sticky with a 40% risk of mainly afternoon storms. Highs near 90 degrees, with heat indices in the upper 90s. Southwest winds at 5 to 10 mph.
Wednesday Night: Muggy with a 30% risk of evening showers. Lows in the lower to middle 70s. South winds at 3 to 6 mph.
Winds will be out of the south at 10 to 15 knots Wednesday becoming southwest at 15 to 20 knots on Thursday. Offshore wave heights will run 2 to 3 feet. Swells will run around 1 foot on the Albemarle and Pamlico Sounds.
Skies will be partly to mostly cloudy, with a 30% risk of showers. Winds will blow from the south at 10 to 15 mph.
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