Both today and tomorrow will be spent under gray skies as a front stays stagnant over the mid Atlantic states. Light rain and showers are possible for central and northern parts of the area while thunderstorms are possible over southern areas. A consistent northeasterly breeze will help keep our temperatures well below seasonal averages with highs in the upper 70s to low 80s and overnight lows in the mid to upper 60s.
A tropical depression or weak tropical storm may develop off the Florida coast late this weekend. Currently the National Hurricane Center gives the chances of formation 70% in the next 2 days and 90% in the next 5 days.
This system is expected to remain off the Southern US coast with its closest pass to NC on Monday. A few coastal showers will be possible along with increased wave heights as it passes by, but significant impacts are not expected at this time. Stay tuned for further updates.
Another tropical disturbance is located 1100 miles east of the Windward Islands is becoming more defined. This system has a 60% chance to become a tropical depression over the weekend. It is still many days away from any potential interaction with land.
The next 2 names for tropical storms are Dorian and Erin.
Saturday: Cloudy and cooler with highs in the upper 70s. Periods of light rain. Northeast winds at 5 to 10 mph. Rain chance: 60%
Saturday Night: Mostly cloudy with spotty rain. Lows in the mid 60s. Winds out of the northeast at 4 to 8 mph.
Sunday: Cloudy with a few scattered showers. Highs around 80. Northeasterly winds at 5 to 10 mph. Rain chance: 40%
Winds will be out of the northeast at 15 to 25 kts Saturday. Seas will run around 4 to 8 feet. The Sounds will have 2 to 3 foot waves.
|Beach Forecast||OBX / Crystal Coast|
|Air Temp||86 / 87|
|Water Temp||80 / 85|
|Rip Risk: North of Cape Hatteras||Low Saturday|
|Rip Risk: South of Cape Hatteras||Low Saturday|