The waves have been up recently. Surfers have been having a great time, while swimmers have mostly watched from them from the beach. The good news is that the waters will be calming today. Cristobal is becoming post-tropical, and is moving very fast to the northeast. I was amazed to see it moving earlier at 50mph and still holding together (somewhat).
That speed may be a record. I will have to check. Earlier as a hurricane it had winds of 80mph. The winds won’t subside too much as an extratropical cyclone. It may hit Iceland as a strong storm. However, for us the local waters will be calming. The waves will be decreasing today. They’ll run about 2-3 ft with some 3-4 footers along the Outer Banks. They should be decent swells like yesterday. Here is the more detailed forecast from Surfline.com
In other weather….We had a few showers in the region since last night as the cold front slowly pushed south through the area.
The front will stall out to our south today. North of the front, winds will be northeast at 5-10mph. South of the front winds will vary.
Gosh! How many times have I said that this Summer? “The front will stall out”. Hampton Roads has become the cold front graveyard this year, and frankly that stinks! Anyway, today skies will be partly cloudy with a stray shower over northeast North Carolina. With the northeast breeze it will be cooler near the shore and warmer inland. Highs will be near 80 at the shore, low 80s in the metro, and mid 80s inland and south. Tonight the front will try to drift back north. So we’ll see some isolated showers in the region. Lows will be in the upper 60s to low 70s. Tomorrow skies will again be partly cloudy. However, the winds will be more out of the southeast. The front will have pushed through, but a stray shower or storm is possible in the region. I only put the chance for rain at 10%. Highs will be in the mid-upper 80s and humid. Sunday looks good, but it will be even warmer. Highs will be in the upper 80s solid. Then on Monday a weak mid-level disturbance will move into the region. So scattered showers and a few storms are possible. Highs will rise to near 90. We expect much of the same for Tuesday. That could impact the kids heading back to school in Virginia. (most of the North Carolina schools are already back).
The forecast looks good for the American Music Festival, the Outer Banks Pro, and the American Music Festival. Have fun if you are going to one of those events.
Meteorologist: Jeremy Wheeler