Heat and humidity continue today with possible strong thunderstorms; Tropical storm Arthur to move off the coast on Friday!


Skies are mostly clear at daybreak this morning and temperatures are in the low 70s with rather high humidity.

Yesterday was the hottest day of the year so far as the high reached 93 degrees.

Another hot and humid day today with temperatures again reaching the low 90s.  There will be a greater chances of thunderstorms later today and this evening, these storms may be accompanied by strong gusty winds and heavy rain.

A cold front will be moving into the area on Thursday with rain heavy at times likely, temperatures with more cloud cover will be around five degrees cooler than today but the humidity will remain quite high.

Meanwhile Tropical Storm Arthur is off the coast of Florida this morning and is expected to become a weak hurricane as it reaches the Outer Banks of North Carolina on Friday morning and then move about 250 miles off our coast by late on Friday.   Interaction between the storm and a cold front in our area may cause heavy rain Thursday night into Friday morning.  We should have clearing late in the day on Friday but it will be breezy.

Much less humid conditions for the weekend, temperature will be seasonably warm.  Breezy conditions on Saturday along with strong rip currents along the coast as Arthur pulls away.  Plenty of sunshine both Saturday and Sunday as we will  have another nice weather weekend.

More heat and humidity next week.

 

THE FORECAST:

TODAY – Partly sunny, hot and humid with a chance of thunderstorms after 3pm, some of these storms may be accompanied by strong winds and heavy rain, high in the low 90s.

TONIGHT – Mostly cloudy with showers and thunderstorms likely, some heavy rain possible, humid, low in the low 70s.

THURSDAY – Mostly cloudy with showers and thunderstorms likely, some heavy rain possible, high in the upper 80s.

FRIDAY – Chance of showers in the morning then clearing, breezy and less humid by the afternoon, high in the low 80s.

SATURDAY – Sunny and breezy, high in the mid 80s.

SUNDAY – Sunny, high in the mid 80s.

MONDAY – Mostly sunny, high near 90.

TUESDAY – Mostly sunny and more humid, high in the low 90s.

 

MARINE FORECAST:  TODAY – South wind to 16 knots, seas 2-3 feet.

OUTLOOK – Advisories likely Thursday through Saturday morning.

 

JUNE CLIMATE STATS:   Temperatures were about one degree above normal, rainfall was a bit above normal with 4.54″ falling mostly in the first half of the month.

 

Have a good day!

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