Weak Coastal Low

April 22nd, 2013 at 8:17 am by under Weather

The forecast has been changing over the last couple of days.  Areas of low pressure that move along the coast have a knack for doing that.   At this time it looks like a weak area of low pressure will move north along a stationary front, but will remain offshore.  This morning it was causing a few showers over the Outer Banks as well as some high waves there.

Wet & Windy Outer Banks

Wet & Windy Outer Banks

A few of the showers are expected to move more inland through the midday hours.  The winds have really picked up.  They are running northeast at 10-20mph, and gusts will rise up to 30-35mph near the coast.  It looked like there might be some minor tidal flooding a couple of days ago (for today), but now it just looks like there will be high waves and some possible overwash along the Outer Banks.  The area of low pressure is forecast to move north through today.  It will stay offshore keeping most of the rain offshore as well.

Today's Forecast

Today’s Forecast

Tonight the low will start moving north of the region.  It will move north of us tomorrow.  So we’ll have partly cloudy skies, with cool and breezy conditions.  This as an area of high pressure builds back in.  We’ll have some nice weather on Wednesday.  Then more rain will move in on Thursday.  That will be a higher chance for wet weather as a cold front breezes through the region.

By the way… I was camping with the cub scouts this weekend.  My son is in one of the local packs.  Saturday night was pretty crazy.  We were at Cheatham Annex on the Peninsula.  It was pretty cold, but quiet when we went to bed.  I woke up at 2am and it was still very quiet with no wind, but it very cold for late April.  All of a sudden within 2 minutes (literally), the winds picked up with gusts probably to 30-35mph.  I think it was the backdoor cold front coming in.  It made for a cold and windy night as the winds easily pushed into the tent.  We were right on the water, and that made a big difference.  Overall the trip was great.  My son got to fish on the pond, and they had some nice trails.  The smore’s were excellent around the campfire.

Meteorologist: Jeremy Wheeler

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