A cold front is struggling to move south this morning. So far (as of this writing) it has only made it to the Peninsula. Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms were moving from the Middle Peninsula over to the Eastern Shore. Some of these were real downpours.
There was also an isolated downpour between Wanchese and Rodanthe N.C. Some of these showers will slowly sink south along with the cold front through the afternoon.
Temperatures in the Midwest (north of the front) are in the 30s, 40s, and 50s. Around here today temperatures will stay in the 70s with just a few 80s south. Winds are turning out of the north this morning, and they will run at about 10-15mph. By this evening the front will settle into northeast North Carolina. This will decrease the rain chances for Friday night football games. It will be cool and cloudy with just a sprinkle or two. Tomorrow the front will stay over northeast North Carolina. A few showers may try to push north of the front. Highs will be in the upper 70s to near 80. Some rain will move back north as we get later in the day. This will be aided by a weak mid-level disturbance. So by the late afternoon/early evening we’ll see some scattered showers in the region. This could impact some of the local college football games. The rain chances will increase by tomorrow evening. According to the models, rain is mostly likely Saturday night into early Sunday. A few showers are then again possible for the rest of Sunday. It doesn’t look like much right now, but stay tuned for updates. Especially with that tricky front. Let’s see that makes it stalled-out front # 59 of the year I think. (I have no idea if we’ve really had 59 stalled out fronts. It was just for effect). It will be cooler on Sunday as the front pushes south once again.
Monday looks to dry out, but then some more scattered showers are expected on Tuesday.
In the Atlantic we have two areas that I am tracking. The first one is a namedl system. That is tropical storm Edouard. It is in the eastern Atlantic ocean and is moving west/northwest.
The storm will move northwest for a while as a tropical storm. By Tuesday it is likely to become a hurricane. It should begin to move north at that point. It will stay out to sea, and is likely to stay east of Bermuda. It may bring us some waves by late next week, but we’ll see. There is also a weak disturbance near Florida.
That feature is drifting west. It may survive moving over Florida with some heavy rain. If it gets into the Gulf of Mexico, then it could develop into a tropical system. It’s not likely to affect us, but could become a problem for the Gulf Coast. Stay tuned!
Meteorologist: Jeremy Wheeler