We are currently in a brief warm spell before we return to a colder weather pattern for a few days. When I got in this morning the temps were in the mid 60s. Temps dropped to around 60 by sunrise, but it was still very mild. Now we are warming up again. There is a cold front to our west, but it isn’t expected to move in until later today. We have partly cloudy skies in the region.
We’ll have southwesterly then westerly winds through the afternoon. After the warm start to the day we’ll warm up to the upper 60s to low 70s. The front probably won’t come through until the late afternoon. Then temps will start dropping back. No rain is expected as the front passes, but there have been a couple of sprinkles/showers along the southern Outer Banks. We are actually pretty humid today as dew points have risen into the 60s. However, we’ll dry out after the front passes during the late afternoon and evening. Tonight skies will be mostly clear. We’ll drop to the 40s mainly. Then tomorrow high temps will only be near 50 degrees. We’ll have fair skies, but there will also be a northerly wind at 10-15mph. So that will hold down the temps. We’ll keep dropping through Wednesday. Lows will be in the 30s, and highs will only rise to the 40s. We’ll have a mix of sun and clouds on Wednesday, but an upper level disturbance could bring a couple of isolated showers to the region. We’ll be dry and chilly on Thursday and Friday.
By next weekend an area of low pressure will form over the central U.S. It will move east through the weekend. This will run into some colder air in the region. By Sunday some of the models bring the low into our area. Generally, they bring some wintry weather to the region, but mainly to our north and west. They have rain or a mix here. Then they develop some more wintry weather into Monday. This is very far out. So I’m keeping this very general for now. It will be something to watch over the next few days, but there will likely be some changes. So stay tuned for updates.
Meteorologist: Jeremy Wheeler