Latest Rip Current Forecast: Tuesday:
Jennette's Pier to Cape Hatteras: LOW
Cape Hatteras to Cape Lookout: HIGH
Cape Lookout to N. Topsail: HIGH
High pressure will build off the coast helping to lift the highs to near 90. Sunny skies and rising humidity will accompany this push of hot air, leading to a heat index in the low to mid 90s. Winds will blow out of the southwest at 10 to 20 mph with the strongest winds closer to the coast.
Thursday & Friday
More of the same on Thursday with highs again reaching near 90 under sunny skies with continued gusty southwest winds. A cold front over Virginia will slowly move towards the area Friday bringing scattered showers and storms Friday afternoon. Highs Friday will dip to the mid 80s but much muggier air will keep it feeling like 90 degrees.
Saturday & Sunday
The cold front will move through the area Saturday night with more scattered showers and storms popping up ahead of the front Saturday afternoon.
Highs on Saturday will reach the upper 80s with the humidity making it feel like the low 90s. Once it clears the coast Saturday night, we'll see calmer weather take over. Highs on Sunday will hover around our seasonal average (mid 80s) with falling humidity and sunny skies.