Tuesday 5 PM Bertha Update, Surf ForecastAugust 5th, 2014 at 5:38 pm by Tiffany Savona WAVY under Weather
The 5 PM update from the National Hurricane Center is in and Bertha weakens even more. Maximum sustained winds are at 50mph. Bertha continues to weaken because it is currently moving into an area with very high wind shear especially on the west side of the storm.
As Bertha weakens and moves farther away from the East Coast, wave heights will begin to subside. But the swell is still looking good for surfers tomorrow morning, especially since the winds will be more southwesterly at 5-10mph. Check out the forecast wave heights at 7 AM Wednesday morning. Waves will be biggest in the morning and then will start to come down during the afternoon.
Virginia Beach, Sandbridge, Croatan Wave Forecast:
AM: 2-4 feet
PM: 2-3 feet
Outer Banks Wave Forecast:
AM: 3-5 feet
PM: 3-4 feet
*Remember that red flags will likely be up at the beaches tomorrow due to a high risk for rip currents. Red flags mean that the water is dangerous for swimmers.
Weather looks good for the most part if you plan on going to the beach tomorrow. We will start off with partly cloudy conditions with temperatures in the 70s. The heat and humidity will be back too with highs in the mid/upper 80s along the coast with lower 90s inland. Keep an eye on the sky tomorrow afternoon as we will be tracking the chance for a few pop-up showers and storms out ahead of a cold front. Cold front will move through late Wednesday night/early Thursday morning. We will dry out and cool back down Thursday afternoon with highs in the lower 80s.
-Meteorologist Tiffany Savona