We didn’t break a record yesterday, but it was a hot day. High temps made it into the low 90s over much of the area. It was in the upper 80s even on the Eastern Shore. That’s hot for early October.
We have a cool down on the way today, but it hasn’t arrived yet. A cool front was located just to our north this morning.
It will move in during the late morning and early afternoon. Before the front drifts through, we are going to heat up a little bit. High temps will make it to around 80 degrees during the late morning and midday. Then as the front sinks south, the clouds will increase and winds will increase out of the north. This will drop temperatures to the 70s over 2/3rds of the area. It will probably stay in the 80s over North Carolina. We will have some isolated rain showers from the late morning through the evening. These will mix with some pockets of drizzle. So we aren’t looking at lots of rain this evening for the high school football games, but we will have a few showers. Tomorrow we’ll be in the upper 70s with a few 80s inland and south. We will have mostly cloudy skies with isolated showers, but overall it will be a decent day. The front will stall out to our south tomorrow, but it should fall apart by Sunday. So on Sunday we’ll have partly cloudy skies. High temps will be back up to the low 80s. Back to the warmth! We’ll be in the low 80s early next week with partly cloudy skies. There could be some isolated showers on Monday, but there won’t be any big areas of rain through Tuesday of next week. We need some rain at this point. So later next week the humidity will increase. We’ll have a higher chance for rain showers next Wednesday and Thursday. It won’t be cooler though. Highs will rise to the mid 80s with lots of humidity.
We are still tracking Leslie in the central Atlantic. It is now a tropical storm. It will move north and then east into the weekend. It will eventually become subtropical or non-tropical again by Sunday.
The weak disturbance in the central Caribbean has a medium chance for formation over the next few days. The GFS model doesn’t do much with it, but we’ll track it over the weekend.
Meteorologist: Jeremy Wheeler