Blog: Dry & Chilly Today. Rain Moves In Friday!

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We started today with more chilly temperatures.  Lows were in the 30s and 40s this morning.  Despite lots of sunshine today we will stay chilly this afternoon. High pressure is overhead.  There is a light north breeze on the eastern edge of it.

We’ll have a northerly breeze for a while today (8-12mph).  This will keep reinforcing the cooler/colder air that is already in place. Highs will be in the upper 50s.

Notice that there is a developing area of low pressure forming over Louisiana.  That will steadily move towards our region through tomorrow.  During the day tomorrow we’ll have increasing clouds.  Plus, we’ll have rain showers moving in by the afternoon.

Rain will become widespread between the mid-afternoon and the evening.  Rain may be heavy during the evening commute.  Plus the winds will increase a little.  High temps will be in the low 60s tomorrow.  By Friday night we’ll have widespread rain with areas of heavy rain moving through.

Rain showers will continue into Saturday morning.  Winds will gust up to 35mph near the shore between Friday night and Saturday morning. There may be a few gusts to 40mph over the Outer Banks.  However, the area of low pressure will quickly move north through Saturday.  So the breeze should decrease through the morning.  The rain showers will become isolated through the aftternoon, and the sun may pop out later in the day.  Due to the brief time of stronger winds, tidal flooding shouldn’t be an issue this time.  There may be some nuisance tidal flooding, but that’s about all that is expected at this time. 

The forecast for Sunday is looking pretty good now.  Skies will be partly cloudy.  Highs will be in the 60s.  Then more rain moves in on Monday. 

We could see about 1-2″ of rain between Friday and Saturday afternoon. 

There is a weak disturbance in the central Atlantic that has a medium to high chance for formation over the next few days.

It is forecast to move north and then possibly west.  However, the latest computer models do keep it out to sea.  Stay tuned for updates!

Meteorologist: Jeremy Wheeler

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