We started the morning with mild temps and scattered rain showers. A weak area of low pressure was moving east along a stationary front that was sitting over North Carolina.
As we go through the day the area of low pressure will move east, and it will push offshore. We will clear out behind the system from the late morning through the afternoon. We’ll have a northwest wind at 10mph. This will pull down some drier air. However, we’ll also have a lot of sunshine for the bulk of the day. That will allow high temperatures to rise to the low 70s in the region. It will be a very nice afternoon. A cold front will quickly move through the region this evening. It will pass through dry. The wind will increase out of the north late. This will let temperatures drop down to the 40s and 50s overnight. Then tomorrow we will only make it to the upper 50s for highs. This despite lots of sunshine.
Low temperatures Thursday night into Friday morning are forecast to drop down into the 40s. It’s possible that we could have a few 30s by Friday morning. So you may want to bring in the potted plants soon. Just to be safe. We’ll warm a little on Friday with highs in the 60s. Skies will be partly cloudy. On Saturday we’ll warm up to the low 70s. We’ll have increasing moisture, and another front will be on the way. So there is a high chance for rain. Then we’ll dry out on Sunday with highs in the 60s.
In national news… I found an article that talks more about Hurricane Michael. Specifically about the warm ocean currents that exist over the Gulf of Mexico. The Loop Current is a very warm water current. As Michael crossed it, it likely contributed to the hurricane’s rapid strengthening. Here is the article with more information. Michael and the Loop Current.
In other news…There was some really bad flooding in Texas recently. This was not from a tropical system, but the flooding was historic. Here is an article with more about it: Texas Flooding.
Meteorologist: Jeremy Wheeler