First Warning Forecast: Tracking gusty winds and clearing skies

Maria will continue to move to the NNE and out to sea later tonight and Thursday. Expect partly cloudy skies with a lingering shower possible overnight. Lows in the lower 70s. Windy conditions will persist out of the north at 15-25 mph.

High pressure will start to build in on Thursday and Friday. Skies will clear throughout the day Thursday. Temperatures will warm to the lower 80s. It will still be windy, with winds out of the NNW at 15-25 mph. High tide levels will slowly drop and return closer to normal on Friday. We will likely see areas of coastal flooding and ocean overwash with a storm surge of 2’ to 4’ possible for the Outer Banks. Rough surf and a high risk for rip currents will continue.

A weak cold front will cross the area late Friday. Temperatures will start to cool down. Expect highs on Friday in the lower 70s under clear to partly cloudy skies.

We’ll continue with dry and cooler conditions over the weekend. Highs in the upper 60s and lower 70s under clear to partly cloudy skies.

 

 

Tonight: Partly cloudy. A lingering shower possible. Windy. Lows in the low 70s. Winds: N 15-25 mph.

Tomorrow: Clearing skies. Still windy. Highs in the low 80s. Winds: NNW 15-25 mph.

Tomorrow night: Mostly clear skies. Lows in the low 60s. Winds: N 10-15 mph.

 

 

Weather & Health 

Pollen: Low-Moderate (Ragweed, Grasses)

UV Index: 5 (Moderate)

Air Quality: Good (Code Green)

Mosquitoes: Extreme

 

 

Tropical Update

Maria is a category 1 hurricane and is moving out to sea . Maria is centered about 250 miles east of Cape Hatteras, NC and moving NE at 7 mph. Maria is forecast to accelerate ENE on Thursday through Friday. On the forecast track, Maria will move away from North Carolina through Thursday.

Maximum sustained winds are near 75 mph with higher gusts. Some weakening is forecast during the next 48 hours.

Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 105 miles primary to the northeast of the center, and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 230 miles.

 

11:00 PM EDT Wed Sep 27

Location: 36.8°N 71.5°W

Moving: NE at 7 mph

Min pressure: 979 mb

Max sustained: 75 mph

 

 

Hurricane Lee is centered about 440 miles E of Bermuda. Lee is moving toward the NNW near 7 mph. Lee should turn to the north on Thursday and accelerate to the northeast on Friday. Maximum sustained winds remain near 110 mph with higher gusts. Lee is now a category 2 hurricane. Slow weakening is forecast during the next 48 hours.

 

11:00 PM EDT Wed Sep 27

Location: 36.8°N 71.5°W

Moving: NE at 7 mph

Min pressure: 979 mb

Max sustained: 75 mph

 

 

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