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A more humid feel to the air this weekend with dewpoints climbing back into the mid 60’s after such a nice comfortable week. This weekend will be dominated by a high sitting over the Canadian maritimes wrapping in a light onshore wind.
It’s funny as soon as the humidity starts to build around here…we are always looking for the next exit. While this airmass is no fun to deal with, sometimes you have to think about the […]
A glorious day across the region with sunshine, light west winds, lowered humidity and temps warming into the mid-upper 80’s. Just an incredible beach day which could not happen at a better time.
Morning stratus and low level fog is making for a hazy morning across the region…with more clouds west and southeast. Any Morning clouds will give way to increasing afternoon sunshine. SW winds with warm air aloft, along with hazy sun will allow temps to climb to the mid-upper 80’s inland, mid 80’s coast with 70’s on the Cape.
Hurricane Irene made landfall at Cape Lookout this morning bringing winds of 80 to 100 mph to the outer banks of North Carolina. Some gusts offshore have peaked over 110 mph. The storm continues to weaken with each update from the National Hurricane Center as it slowly drifts and spins inland across eastern NC. Further Weakening is likely but with a surface air pressure still at 953 mb…it is still a powerful storm with a large expansive wind field. This sort of air pressure is more typical of a category 2 hurricane.
Today, Hurricane Hunter planes are in the sky flying 3-4 times a day right into the heart of Category 3 Irene, a storm which threatens the entire eastern seaboard.
High pressure to our south is wrapping in warm humid light SW winds and providing enough dry sinking air that much of the weekend will remain dry..but humid with highs in the mid-upper 80’s…Near 80 on the Cape. As the high pulls off the coast Sunday, a better chance for more widespread scattered storms will develop late tomorrow in the west.
Our weather outlook here at home is fairly tranquil, but there is a little weather to watch once this awesome weekend is in the books. Today many areas approached 90…but most did not reach it. Sunday will be a tad cooler with Sunshine and highs in the mid 80’s. Lighter NW winds will shift onshore for a PM sea breeze which will cool many area beaches into the 70’s during the afternoon.