WEATHER SUMMARY: A stalled front offshore will begin to edge back toward our coast overnight bringing cloudy skies along with a developing chance of showers and isolated thunderstorms… especially late tonight. Lows will be milder than last night… ranging from 65 to 70. The coastal warm front will move onshore Friday bringing back a noticeably increase in humidity along with southeast breezes and bringing a chance of showers and thunderstorms. Otherwise mostly cloudy skies with highs in the low to mid 80s. Looking ahead to this weekend all the way into the middle of next week… a summer like pattern takes shape with highs getting back to average (the upper 80s). The humidity will be back as well so look for a daily chance of hit or miss showers and thunderstorms. In the short term… highest rain chances are Friday and Saturday then decreasing rain chances Sunday into Monday.
Overnight: Cloudy with a chance of showers and isolated thunderstorms… especially late. Slowly increasing low level moisture will keep temps higher compared to last night… with a low from the mid to upper 60s inland to around 70 on the coast/shore. Winds northeast at 5-10 mph.
Friday: Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms. Noticeably more humid. High in the mid to upper 80s well inland… low to mid 80s for Wilmington to around or a little over 80 on the islands/beaches. Winds east becoming southeast around 10 mph.
Friday Night: Partly cloudy with a slight chance of a shower or thunderstorm. Warm and muggy with a low in the lower 70s.
Saturday: Partly sunny with a chance of showers and thunderstorms. High in the mid to upper 80s inland… to the low 80s along the Atlantic coastline.
TROPICAL UPDATE: A strong tropical wave over the far tropical eastern Atlantic off the west coast of Africa is producing a broad area of showers and a few thunderstorms. Despite relatively cool ocean temperatures along its forecast track… some gradual development is possible into early next week as the system moves across the central tropical Atlantic. The chance of development is 20% over the next 48 hours and 40% over the next 5 days.
Elsewhere… tropical cyclone formation is not expected over the next 5 days.