Not So Manic This MondayAugust 13th, 2012 at 8:17 am by Jeremy Wheeler under Weather
It’s not a Manic Monday today. The tropics have temporarily quieted down. We had a stray storm early this morning south of Bertie county, but it fell apart. Other than some patchy fog, things were pretty quiet this morning. A cold front is located in the region and is expected to move through North Carolina as the day goes on. Normally this would bring in some drier air, but the winds will turn more easterly this afternoon. So I think the drier air will be mostly overhead, and not so much at the surface. We may see an isolated shower or storm later today as a sea breeze tries to get going. Tonight we’ll have clearing skies and low temperatures will be mixed. There will be some 60s inland, but we’ll probably have more 70s along/near the shore.
Tomorrow a warm front will lift through and so high temps will get back into the 90s. Another cold front will push in by Wednesday, and will bring us some scattered thunderstorms. It should be quiet then Thursday and Friday.
Outside of weather…The Perseid meteor shower is happening now. It peaked last night, but should still be decent viewing tonight. One of my weather watchers saw a shooting star early this morning. The best viewing is after midnight, and pretty much anywhere in the sky. It’s best to view it away from the lights of the city. We’ll have mostly clear skies, but there may be some patchy thick fog before dawn.
Meteorologist: Jeremy Wheeler