My how time flies. It’s already Memorial Day weekend, and I am not ready.
Luckily, the weather will cooperate for many of the outdoor events and ceremonies this weekend. However, it will be hot at times. Today will be pretty hot. High temps will be in the upper 80s with 90s inland. There will be a cool front that will slowly drop south through the region, but it will take some time for the cooler air to sink in.
Our winds will be westerly until about midday. Then the winds will turn out of the north.
Temps may hold or drop slightly this afternoon as the north winds increase. The big benefit will be the humidity. Dew points were near 70 this morning with the rising temps. That’s muggy! However, this afternoon they will drop to the low 60s and possibly to the 50s. That will be a lot more comfortable. We’ll be partly sunny today. There will be some isolated showers over inland North Carolina up to Emporia, but that’s about it for rain.
Tomorrow the front will be to our south. We’ll have a cool onshore breeze. High temperatures will be in the upper 70s to low 80s.
It will be warmer inland. We’ll be mostly sunny. It will be awesome out! There is a low threat for rip currents today. The threat may be moderate tomorrow as the waves increase to 2-3 feet. There will be some waves for the Steel Pier Classic:
On Sunday the winds will blow out of the south again. So we’ll be back to some hot temperatures. Highs will be in the low 90s with mid 90s inland. It will feel like the upper 90s with the heat index. Skies will be partly cloudy. We’ll have some isolated showers and storms later in the day. Temps may dip slightly on Memorial Day to the upper 80s, but that is still way above the average high of 77 degrees.
Skies will be partly cloudy. There may be some isolated showers and storms again, but the models don’t show any big systems headed our way. We’ll stay warm/hot through next week. High temps will be in the 90s for many days. Summer doesn’t officially start until June 21, but it may as well have started already.
Meteorologist: Jeremy Wheeler