>> Friday, September 03, 2010
The center of Hurricane Earl did stay just east of the Outer Banks, meaning the worst of Earl's weather remains over the waters of the Atlantic. However, the Outer Banks continue to take a lashing with rain and wind this morning. There has been some overwash of Hwy 12 in spots, and the surf has been very impressive.
Conditions will improve along the coast later today as Earl lifts fairly quickly to the NNE. For our viewing area, today will be hot and a bit breezy with highs in the mid 90s.
Delightful Labor Day weekend weather...
The weather does not get much better than what we will get to enjoy this weekend. Highs Saturday and Sunday will be in the low 80s for most, and Piedmont lows Sunday and Monday morning will be in the 50s with mountain lows in the 40s.
If you have beach plans for the weekend, go for it. The weather will be great with sunshine and warm afternoon temps. There will be some lingering rip current issues for a couple of days, so just use some caution.
Temps will warm up by mid-week next week with some lower 90s back in place for highs.
Elsewhere in the tropics...
Tropical Storm Fiona will head toward Bermuda as a relatively weak system.
Gaston degenerated into a tropical wave yesterday, but I think there is a pretty decent chance it will develop again over the next several days.