So are you liking the change? This is a preview of late September temperatures. At 4 PM Thursday the temperature was 71° in the city – with a high of 73° – the normal for September 26th. The normal high for today is 85°.
COOL START TO THE 4th
We are headed to one of the coolest opens to a July 4th ever. Forecast low of 54° will tie for 5th coolest ever. The coolest 48° in 1968.
JULY 4TH PLANNER
A far cry from the 102° 2 years ago! Have a safe and enjoyable 4th of July.
It will be picture perfect – 4th of July. As mild as it gets for the 4th. 70s and low humidity – but remember wear that sunscreen!
HURRICANE ARTHUR CHURNS
Hurricane Arthur to spoil some east coast 4th of July celebrations. The storm will strengthen over 86° warm waters off the Carolina coast this evening. The storm is predicted to reach CATEGORY 2 status (96-110 mph winds) Thursday and scrape the outer banks of North Carolina. Arthur could be the 2nd earliest hurricane landfall in North Carolina ever. Earliest in 1901 and Bertha in 1996 on July 12th – That is the hurricane I flew into with the Hurricane Hunters then based out of Homestead, Florida.
UPDATE ON ARTHUR 9:15 PM
Upgraded to a Category 2 (CAT 2) hurricane with 100 mph winds. Likely making landfall on NC Outer Banks around 12 AM Friday morning.
The storm off the east coast will slow the west to east weather movements enough to allow high pressure overhead to linger for the holiday weekend. Thanks Arthur!
WARMER AND MORE HUMID BY SUNDAY
Humidity is coming back – as the high shifts east by Sunday morning the flow of warmer and humid air will spread into the state.