RALEIGH, N.C. (WTVD) -- Today through Friday. Areas of patchy fog will be possible this morning with temps in the upper 60s and low 70s. There will be a chance for a few spotty showers this morning, although most areas will be dry. Scattered showers and isolated storms will be possible this afternoon. Highs will be around the mid 80s. Expect similar conditions Friday.
Tropics-Invest 96L off the SE U.S. coast: The disturbance off the SE coast of the U.S. will continue to move north-northeast today, and will ultimately track away from the NC coast. Conditions are expected to remain conducive for development, and the NHC gives this disturbance high odds to become a tropical depression during the next couple of days. Aside from a little added moisture, impacts for central NC will be limited. Expect rough surf along with an elevated rip current threat along the beaches today through Saturday.
The Weekend: The trend will be even drier into the weekend. Aside from an isolated shower or two, conditions will be dry. Expect a mix of sun and clouds, with highs in the mid and upper 80s. Lows will be in the mid 60s.
Next Week: High pressure will build over the region, and rain chances will stay low. The next cold front will inch closer by midweek, so rain chances will climb a little higher by next Wednesday. Highs will be around the low and mid 80s with lows in the upper 60s.
Elsewhere in the Tropics:
What's left of Nicholas will continue to dump copious amounts of rain from Louisiana through Georgia and northern Florida over the next couple of days. A lack of steering flow has led to the center of the lingering Tropical Depression moving very slowly since it came ashore very early Tuesday morning; this pace isn't going to pick up today so the possibility of localized life-threatening flooding remains.
In addition, low pressure more than 500 miles west-southwest of the Cabo Verde Islands has changed little since yesterday. However, conditions will be conducive for development over the next several days, with a tropical depression or storm likely by the weekend. This feature could pose a risk to the Leeward Islands early next week. Another wave to watch should emerge off of the west coast of Africa toward the end of the week. The next names on the Atlantic list are Odette and Peter.
Have a great day!