Cape Hatteras to Ocracoke Inlet, NC out 20 NM Marine Forecast
|Today...Nw Winds 5 To 10 Kt, Becoming W Late. Seas 2 To 3 Ft. Dominant Period 8 Seconds.|
|Tonight...W Winds 10 To 15 Kt. Seas Around 3 Ft. Dominant Period 9 Seconds.|
|Sat...W Winds 10 To 15 Kt, Becoming Nw 5 To 10 Kt In The Afternoon. Seas Around 3 Ft. Dominant Period 9 Seconds. A Chance Of Showers And Tstms In The Afternoon.|
|Sat Night...Ne Winds 5 To 10 Kt. Seas 2 To 3 Ft. Dominant Period 9 Seconds. A Chance Of Showers And Tstms.|
|Sun...Ne Winds 5 To 10 Kt. Seas 2 To 3 Ft. A Chance Of Showers And Tstms.|
|Sun Night...Se Winds 5 To 10 Kt. Seas Around 2 Ft.|
|Mon...Se Winds 5 To 10 Kt. Seas Around 2 Ft. A Chance Of Showers And Tstms.|
|Tue...S Winds 5 To 10 Kt. Seas 2 To 3 Ft. A Chance Of Showers And Tstms. Winds And Seas Higher In And Near Tstms.|
Area Forecast Discussion|
National Weather Service Newport/Morehead City NC
302am EDT Fri July 3 2020
High pressure builds into the area through the weekend. An area of low pressure may develop and lift along the Southeast coast next week.
Near Term - Through Today
As of 245am Fri...A quiet night will continue early this morning, with winds mostly calm and skies clear aside from some thin cirrus streaming through. Temps have cooled into the upper 60s to low 70s and could drop another couple degrees before sunrise. Some patchy ground fog is possible to develop later this morning, but will quickly burn off once the sun rises.
High pressure to the SW will help maintain dry conditions today, with light westerly winds at the surface. Drier air in the low levels should inhibit any convection from forming, however couldn't rule out a brief shower along the sea breeze late this afternoon over along the coast. Mostly sunny skies will allow temps to quickly soar into the upper 80s to low 90s late morning/early afternoon...even along the coast as the sea breeze will be slow to advance inland again...and then top out in the mid 90s over the coastal plain later this afternoon.
Short Term - Tonight
As of 255am Fri...A quiet night is expected with high pressure still over the area. With mostly clear skies and light winds, temps should cool into the low to mid 70s inland and upper 70s to around 80 along the beaches.
Long Term - Saturday Through Thursday
As of 250am Friday...Upper ridging will extend east into the area Saturday. Bermuda high pressure to the east re-establishes itself on Sunday, before low pressure forms over the Deep South late in the weekend then moves slowly along or off the NC coast early through late next week resulting in unsettled weather for most of the upcoming week.
Saturday...Upper level ridging will continue to extend into the region Sat. Chance of showers and storms along the sea breeze and an advancing backdoor cold front Saturday afternoon and night but still overall not a bad fourth of July. Continued hot with highs in the lower to mid 90s for many inland areas.
Sunday and Monday...Bermuda high pressure will temporarily build into the region through Monday as the front stalls and slowly dissipates across the southern half of the area. The remnant front should act as a focus for mainly diurnally driven showers and thunderstorms both days. Sunday as the front dissipates over the region. Warm and humid conditions will prevail with highs mainly in the mid to upper 80s.
Tuesday through Thursday...The models continue to show the development of a surface low over the Deep South Sunday which is then forecast to move slowly near or off the NC coast early through late next week. The low will draw deeper moisture north into the area and thus will have high chance Probability of Precipitation through Thursday. Daytime highs mainly in the mid to upper 80s each day.
Short Term Through Tonight
As of 300am Fri...Great boating weather will continue today with light winds less then 10 kts out of the WNW this morning and then shifting to the SW late this afternoon, and seas 2-3 ft. Overnight SW winds increase slightly to 10-15 kts.
Long Term - Saturday Through Tuesday
As of 250am Friday...Benign marine conditions will continue through early next week with a generally light gradient over the waters resulting in winds 5-15 kt through the period. Winds will be southerly through Tuesday with the northern and portions of the central waters becoming easterly Sat and Sunday. Seas will be 2-3 ft through the period.
NOAA Newport/Morehead City NC Office - Watches - Warnings - Advisories