Skies are cloudy across the area and there is rain falling over the eastern parts of the area, temperatures range from the mid 50s here in Clifton to near 50 inland, winds are from the north with speeds averaging 10-15 mph.
Precipitation from Tropical cyclone Matthew along with a front moving offshore will end this morning across our area but it will become windy and cool with highs barely reaching the 60 degree mark despite some sunshine in the afternoon. Tonight will be quite cool with lows falling to near 40 in the Clifton area to the mid 30s inland.
We should see plenty of sunshine on Columbus Day with diminishing winds. Frost is likely at night with clear skies and light winds, temperatures will fall into the 30s with some readings near freezing inland.
Dry weather will persist Tuesday through at least the early part of next weekend, temperatures will moderate to near or slightly above normal.
TODAY – Cloudy with rain ending this morning becoming windy with gusts up to 30 mph, some sunshine this afternoon, high near 60.
TONIGHT – Mostly clear and cool, low around 40
COLUMBUS DAY – Sunny, high in the low 60s, frost likely at night.
TUESDAY – Sunny, high in the mid 60s.
WEDNESDAY – Partly sunny, high in the upper 60s.
THURSDAY – Partly sunny, high near 70.
FRIDAY – Sunny, high in the mid 60s.
SATURDAY – Mostly sunny, high in the low 60s.
MARINE FORECAST: Gale warning is in effect till 11 am on Monday for north winds gusting to 45 knots, seas 7-10 feet.
OUTLOOK – Small craft advisories likely for high seas later Monday through Wednesday. No advisories expected on Thursday.
TROPICS: Matthew has lost it tropical characteristics and now is being named a post tropical storm. Matthew will slowly move off the Outer Banks of North Carolina and still give that area high winds, heavy rain and storm surge. Matthew has caused torrential rain and very serious flooding to the eastern sections of the Carolinas.
Have a good day!