Tropical Storm Warnings Up From Cape Lookout to Duck; Minimal Effects On Our Weather

Good Monday Morning. I hope your weekend was great and here is to a great work week. Only 4 more days until the weekend, right? 

Anywho, let’s talk weather. It is a beautiful morning out there. Temps starting off in the mid 60’s. High pressure will ridge down the east slope of the Blue Ridge today inhibiting shower or storm formation although mouisture will stream into the region from Hurricane Maria. It doesn’t look like any showers or storms will be able to form across our viewing area. There is a non-zero chance of an isolated storm in the mountains this afternoon but it isn’t enough to put in a forecast. High temps will be in the mid 80’s in the Foothills to the upper 70’s in the mountains. It will be humid today too as dewpoints inch up in response to Maria.

Tuesday Maria will be skirting by the Outer Banks and storm surge will increase down there to 2-4 feet.  Winds will also increase along the NC Coast to 40-60mph with gusts over 70mph. Locally Tuesday you will notice a NE wind bringing breezy conditions to the area. That breeze will be nice though and will help to cool you down if you are outside in the heat. Expect NE winds 10-20mph across our area.  No rain in the forecast. 

Wednesday a cold front will advance East across the region. That cold front will take Maria out to sea before she has a chance to make landfall. The front will also drop temps 5-10 degrees. This frontal passage looks like it will be mostly dry now with only isolated showers. In fact the next 7 days appear dry. No measurable rainfall in the 7 day forecast. 

Have a great day!

 

Chris White

Chief Meteorologist

Foothills Weather Network

 

NOAA projected rainfall next 7 days

NOAA projected rainfall next 7 days

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Monday Morning View of Maria. She doesn’t look like a healthy storm as dry air wraps into her.

 

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Potential of tropical storm winds from Hurricane Maria and Hurricane Lee. Hurricane Lee no threat to US. 

 

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Monday Morning official NHC Track