(Update: We had several waterspouts form earlier across the Outer Banks of North Carolina. We have lots of photos and videos of them here on wavy.com: Footage of NC Waterspouts. We will have some more scattered thunderstorms over northeast North Carolina this afternoon. A couple more waterspouts are possible. So stay tuned for updates. We’ll have more info on another weather blog later today.)
Yesterday, we had a reprieve from the high heat and humidity. High temps were mainly in the 80s. It was a nice Summertime day! Today the heat and humidity will start building back. The heat crescendo will happen around mid-week. Let’s talk about it. Or sing if you prefer!
There is a stationary front that is drifting north near the state line this morning. One could argue that it is is actually a warm front. However, it is moving very slowly.
Our winds at the surface will be out of the south/southeast at 5-10mph. We had some clouds around this morning, but we’ll go to partly cloudy skies for a while. There will be some isolated showers and storms popping up along the front as we go through the day.
There will be a little better chance for rain over northeast North Carolina. A couple of the showers may be heavy. High temps will be near 90 this afternoon. The heat index will be in the mid-upper 90s. This is pretty standard for this time of year. By tomorrow the front will fall apart. High pressure will build in a little stronger. So we’ll have partly sunny skies for most of the day. Maybe even mostly sunny for a stretch. Winds will be out of the southwest at 8-12mph. High temps will aim for the mid 90s. There could be a couple of upper 90s inland. The heat index will bump up to the upper 90s to low 100s. This will increase even more on Wednesday and Thursday. High temps will be in the mid-upper 90s. The heat index will be between 100 and 105 degrees. If the heat index reaches 105 for a couple hours or more, then a heat advisory may be posted for parts of the region. We’ll give you the updates as we get them from the National Weather Service. The same type of heat will continue on Thursday. We’ll only have some spotty or isolated showers in the region. The chance for rain will increase on Friday. So high temps may come down a couple of degrees. It will still be humid though. We’ll see more scattered showers and storms on Saturday. Temps will be in the 80s. Keep in mind that any recent forecasts for rain on Saturday’s have not panned out very well. So don’t cancel any outdoor plans just yet.
There is one disturbance in the eastern Atlantic. It was pretty potent as it came off of Africa. It has settled down a little bit since, and it is moving generally westward. It has a low chance chance for formation over the next couple of days.
Meteorologist: Jeremy Wheeler