We told you it would be a 50/50 weekend and it most certainly was. It was a rainy and stormy Saturday and you can find a recap on yesterday’s severe weather here. But the weather was 100% better today! Highs were in the low to mid 80s, humidity levels were lower and there was plenty of sunshine. A perfect beach day in my opinion! The good news is that another beautiful day is in the forecast tomorrow. The bad news is that the 90° heat will be returning soon.
Let’s talk about tonight first…Pleasant evening expected as lows drop into the mid to upper 60s by Monday morning. A perfect night to open those windows! Expect a mix of sun and clouds tomorrow afternoon with highs in the mid 80s. Humidity levels will go up just a little bit. The cold front that moved through this morning has stalled out across North Carolina, so a few showers/storms will be possible across the Outer Banks late tomorrow afternoon.
You knew the pleasant weather couldn’t last for long…temperatures and humidity levels will be increasing this week.
To give you some perspective on humidity levels…today we had dew point temperatures in the upper 50s and lower 60s. Tomorrow, dew points will be in the low 60s and then get close to 70° by the middle of the week.
The weather pattern hasn’t changed much in the past week or so. There has been a large upper level trough sitting across the eastern half of the U.S. Since this trough isn’t moving, fronts that initially move through the region, then stall out over us for a few days keeping the chance for rain in the forecast. Then when you add more heat, humidity and pieces of upper level energy, rain and storm chances increase and so does the chance for severe weather.
The next chance for rain for us is on Tuesday. There is a very slight chance for a stray afternoon storm, but I think we will have better chances for showers and storms Tuesday night, maybe even a few strong storms across our western counties. Here is what our Future Trak computer model has late Tuesday night/early Wednesday morning.
Enjoy the somewhat “cooler” weather tomorrow (that is….if you can call highs in the 80s cooler) because we crank up the heat on Tuesday!
-Meteorologist Tiffany Savona