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Cape Fear to Little River Inlet, SC out 20 NM Marine Forecast


TODAY

SW
WINDS
10 - 15
KNOTS

TONIGHT

SW
WINDS
10 - 15
KNOTS

SUN

SW
WINDS
10
KNOTS

SUN NIGHT

SW
WINDS
10 - 15
KNOTS

The Marine Weather Forecast In Detail:
AMZ252 Forecast Issued: 614 AM EDT Sat Jul 20 2024

Today...Sw Winds 10 To 15 Kt. Seas 2 To 3 Ft. Wave Detail: S 3 Ft At 5 Seconds And Se 2 Ft At 8 Seconds. A Chance Of Showers And Tstms Early This Morning, Then A Slight Chance Of Showers And Tstms Late This Morning. A Chance Of Showers And Tstms This Afternoon.
Tonight...Sw Winds 10 To 15 Kt With Gusts Up To 20 Kt. Seas 3 To 4 Ft. Wave Detail: S 3 Ft At 5 Seconds And Se 2 Ft At 8 Seconds. A Chance Of Showers And Tstms.
Sun...Sw Winds 10 Kt. Seas 2 To 4 Ft. Wave Detail: Sw 3 Ft At 5 Seconds And Se 3 Ft At 8 Seconds. A Chance Of Showers And Tstms In The Morning, Then Showers And Tstms Likely In The Afternoon.
Sun Night...Sw Winds 10 To 15 Kt. Seas 3 To 4 Ft. Wave Detail: Se 3 Ft At 9 Seconds And S 2 Ft At 5 Seconds. Showers And Tstms Likely.
Mon...Sw Winds 10 Kt. Seas 3 To 4 Ft. Wave Detail: Se 3 Ft At 9 Seconds And S 2 Ft At 5 Seconds. Showers And Tstms Likely.
Mon Night...Sw Winds 10 To 15 Kt. Gusts Up To 20 Kt After Midnight. Seas 3 To 4 Ft. Wave Detail: S 3 Ft At 5 Seconds And Se 3 Ft At 9 Seconds. Showers And Tstms Likely, Mainly In The Evening.
Tue...Sw Winds 10 Kt. Seas 3 To 4 Ft. A Chance Of Showers And Tstms.
Tue Night...S Winds 10 To 15 Kt. Seas 3 To 4 Ft. A Chance Of Showers And Tstms.
Wed...S Winds 10 To 15 Kt. Seas 3 To 4 Ft. A Chance Of Showers And Tstms.
Wed Night...S Winds 10 To 15 Kt. Seas 3 To 4 Ft. A Chance Of Showers And Tstms. Winds And Seas Higher In And Near Tstms.
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Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Wilmington NC
643am EDT Sat July 20 2024

Synopsis
Seasonable temperatures and good chances for showers and thunderstorms will continue for most of the next seven days as Bermuda High offshore and the Piedmont Trough inland remain nearly stationary.

Near Term - Through Tonight
A cold front just north and west of the area will remain near the area today and tonight as weak upper level energy approaches from the sw. This will result in scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly this afternoon and evening. Given the abundant moisture available, locally heavy rain is possible but the storms should move quickly enough to preclude widespread flooding concerns. Highs today should reach the upper 80s to around 90 with lows tonight in the low to mid 70s.

Short Term - Sunday Through Monday Night
Persistent southwest flow will maintain deep moisture advection through Monday evening. Perturbations in the mid level flow will support widespread showers and storms each afternoon. As mentioned in the previous discussion, the areal focus for showers and storms may shift slightly each day and at this stage, it is difficult to pinpoint where that will be. Temperatures in the upper 80s to near 90 during the afternoon and low to mid 70s overnight.

Long Term - Tuesday Through Friday
Unsettled weather continues this week. An upper level ridge will creep into the Carolinas by mid week and begin to gradually move eastward again toward next weekend. This could shift the bulk of our rain chances inland, but southerly flow will maintain deep moisture and temperatures in the upper 80s and low 90s will routinely generate afternoon instability over all areas. Humid surface air will also bring shower chances to the coast during the morning hours yielding a wet forecast from sunrise to sunset. Happy to report that the long stretch of brutally hot temperatures seems to take a break over the next week or so.

Marine
Through Tonight
Outside showers and storms, expect S to SW winds 10 to 15 KT with seas of 2 to 4 FT.

Sunday through Wednesday Night... Bermuda high brings consistency this week. Southerly flow during the afternoon between 15-20 knots weakens and turns southwesterly overnight. Showers and thunderstorms remain likely, especially overnight. Coverage will decrease during the middle of next week as a mid level ridge over the western Atlantic builds westward. SE swell remains 2-3 feet at around 9 seconds through the period.

NOAA Wilmington NC Office: Watches - Warnings - Advisories
NC...None. SC...None.

Marine
None.