From the StormWatch7 Forecast Team:
SUNDAY: Mostly Sunny, Unseasonably Warm
WINDS: Northeast 3-6 mph
TONIGHT: Mostly Clear, Warm, Patchy Fog Late
WINDS: Northeast 2-5 mph
MONDAY: Partly Cloudy, Mild
WINDS: Northeast 4-8 mph
The stretch of warm weather continues today with highs around the 90 degree mark. The record actually occurred 7 years ago in 2010 when it reached 99 degrees, so we’re off the mark by a ways. Expect plenty of sunshine today, mainly clear skies tonight and a few clouds streaming in by Monday afternoon. Monday will still be summer-like with highs in the upper 80s.
Clouds will increase on Tuesday as Maria continues on a northerly track towards the Outer Banks. The storm is over 500 miles south-southeast of Cape Hatteras this morning, but is forecast to approach the Outer Banks by Wednesday. Conditions there may end up warranting Hurricane or Tropical Storm Watches later today but none have been issued yet.
Maria is a Category 2 hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 110 mph. It should impact not only the Outer Banks but also the Mid Atlantic coasts with high surf, gusty winds, coastal erosion and dangerous rip currents for the majority of the week. The main impacts should be felt Tuesday through Thursday. By Friday most guidance quickly swings Maria into the Atlantic as a fall cold front ushers in a cooler airmass for the weekend.
As of now, highs next Friday through Sunday should only be in the 70s, and the weekend may even feature a day in the upper 60s, so fall weather isn’t too far off!
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