Highs will reach the upper 80s to lower 90s on Friday, with a few afternoon storms. A slightly better chance for rain will occur on Saturday afternoon and evening although coverage will probably be only about 30%.
Labor Day weekend is looking partly sunny and warm with a few showers or storms each day. Temps will be in the middle to upper 80s. Winds will blow from the northeast and east over the Labor Day weekend.
As of Friday morning, Tropical storm Fred remained a weak tropical storm over the far Eastern Atlantic Ocean. Fred had sustained winds of 40 mph. It is moving to the west at 10 mph and is moving away from the Cape Verde Islands in the far eastern Atlantic Ocean. It will continue this west to northwesterly track through Saturday then turn more northward thereafter.
Fred is likely to fade away by late weekend as it moves into a less favorable area for maintaining strength.
Fred is currently about 2700 miles from the Carolina coast. Fred is not expected to make it across the Atlantic. Consequently, little or no impact from Fred will be felt along the East Coast.
It does not appear any significant tropical systems will impact our Labor Day Weekend. The beaches will have highs in the middle 80s under partly sunny skies. A stray shower is possible. Northeasterly winds at 10 to 15 knots Friday and Saturday will become easterly by Sunday
Friday: Hot and humid with a 30% risk of mainly afternoon and evening storms.
Friday Night: Muggy and warm with a lingering showers. Lows in the lower 70s and winds from the northeast at 2 to 4 mph.
Saturday: Cooler with lower humidity. Highs in the middle 80s with a 30% chance of a scattered shower. Winds from the northeast at 2 to 4 mph.
Winds will be from the north at 10 to 15 knots Friday becoming northeast at 10 to 15 knots Saturday through Sunday. Wave heights will be around 2 to 4 feet offshore and 1 to 2 feet on the Albemarle and Pamlico Sounds.
Partly cloudy skies are expected along the coast on Friday. Highs will run the in middle 80s, with winds from the north at 10 to 15 mph.
Rip Risk: Low risk Crystal Coast ; Moderate risk Outer Banks Water Temp: Low 80s Outer Banks; Low 80s Crystal Coast UV Index: Moderate for all beaches Wave Height: 2 to 4 ft. Outer Banks; 1 to 2 ft. Crystal Coast
- Rescue crews jumped off boats and trudged through mud, rocks and uprooted trees Saturday to reach communities cut off by a tropical storm that killed at least 20 people and left nearly 50 missing in the eastern Caribbean island of Dominica.
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