We may be a week into fall, but summer continues to swell into the Carolinas. The good news is that, despite the rise in temperatures, humidity levels remain tolerable. A cold front will move through this evening, but temperatures and rain chances won’t budge much. Expect mainly sunny skies through the weekend as temperatures top out in the 70s and 80s across the board. Some much-needed rain arrives by the start of next week as an expansive system rolls in from the west.
Major Hurricane Sam continues to churn a few hundred miles northeast of the Caribbean. Sam will continue its turn out to sea, but we’ll need to be wary of strong rip currents this weekend along the coast. Tropical Depression Twenty has also formed west of Africa, but will also likely head out over the open Atlantic.
Tonight: Mostly clear. Cool. Low: 62º. Wind: NE 5-10.
Thursday: Warm sunshine. High: 85°. Wind: Variable 5-10.
Thursday Night: Partly cloudy. Low: 62°. Wind: NE 5-10.
Friday: Mostly sunny. A bit cooler. High: 81°. Wind: NE 5-10.