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Hot And Sticky With Isolated Storms On Tuesday...

Eastern Carolina will remain with hotter than average early September weather pattern. Isolated storms will likely pop up during Tuesday afternoon as temperatures reach the lower to middle 90s. Heat indices will be between 98 and 104 degrees. An increase in storm activity is expected Wednesday into Thursday as a weak cold front stalls near eastern Carolina.

Drier air will push into the area Friday through Saturday, with afternoon highs near 90 degrees. Another cold front will arrive late in the weekend or early next week, causing an increase in showers and storms.


Tuesday: Mostly to partly sunny with a 20% chance of afternoon thunderstorms. Highs in the lower to middle 90s, with heat index values around 100 to 104 degrees. Southwest winds at 5 to 10 mph.

Tuesday Night: Sultry, with a 20% risk of evening storms. Lows in the lower 70s. South winds at 2 to 5 mph.


Winds will blow from the southwest at 10 to 20 knots Tuesday through Wednesday. Offshore wave heights will run from 2 to 4 feet. Swells will run around 1 foot on the Albemarle and Pamlico Sounds.


Partly to mostly sunny skies will continue on Tuesday, with southwesterly winds at 10 to 20 mph. Wave heights will be 2 to 4 feet.

Air Temp: 87 - Outer Banks; 87 - Crystal Coast
Water Temp: 78 - Outer Banks; 82 - Crystal Coast
Rip Risk: Low - Outer Banks; Low - Crystal Coast
Waves: 2-4 Ft. - Outer Banks; 1-3 Ft. - Crystal Coast


Tropical Depression Five developed over the southwestern Gulf of Mexico in the Bay of Campeche late Monday afternoon. Late Monday evening, the storm was moving to the northwest at 10 mph and was approximately 225 miles east of Tuxpan, Mexico. It is expected to make landfall along the Mexican coast as a tropical depression or minimal tropical storm early Wednesday morning.

Elsewhere, the tropics are quiet.

  • Monday's High: 93°
  • Monday's Low: 73°
  • Sunset : 7:34 p.m.
  • Sunrise: 6:42 a.m.
  • High Tide (Atlantic Beach): 1:37 am Tuesday
  • Low Tide: 7:59 am
  • High Tide: 2:24 pm
  • High Tide (Outer Banks): 1:10 am Tuesday
  • Low Tide: 7:05 am
  • High Tide: 1:49 pm
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