Weekend Forecast

Written by on March 1, 2018 in Local Forecast Discussion

Brief update: Rain is currently falling over all of ENC at this time but should be pushing offshore later tonight as surface cold front moves through the area. Low pressure will form off the Delmarva Peninsula tonight and will rapidly deepen the next 12 hours. Fortunately all the precipitation associated with this system will all to our north.

 

Even though we won’t see precipitation from this system, the impacts will still be felt across ENC. As the low deepens offshore, strong high pressure to the west will to a strong pressure gradient creating strong gusty winds for the northeast and Mid-Atlantic states. As of Thursday evening, high wind warnings, gale warnings, wind advisories were all in effect across all of ENC.

Winds will increase overnight from the northwest and will persist into the day Friday with winds between 25-35mph inland (with higher gusts) and 30-40 mph (gusts up to 60mph).

GFS Forecast Wind Gust for Friday morning.

Strong northwest winds will continue into Saturday. This will create the potential for coastal flooding soundside along the Outer Banks.

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