Warmer, Pleasant Tuesday

RALEIGH, N.C. (WTVD) -- Today: High pressure is offshore. Morning lows range from the mid 50s to mid 60s. Overnight. Afternoon highs will be in the mid and upper 80s Tuesday with partly cloudy skies in the afternoon.

Into Midweek: A weak cold front will slide into the region early Wednesday. Moisture will be limited, so only a few light showers/isolated storm will be possible during this timeframe. Morning lows Wednesday and Thursday will be in the upper 50s and low 60s. Highs Wednesday will be in the mid 80s. Highs Thursday will be in the upper 70s and low 80s behind the front.

A Nice Start to October: Skies will be mainly sunny Friday. Several disturbances will approach the region into the weekend. Aside from spotty showers, overall weekend rain chances will be low. Morning lows will be in the 50s. Highs will be in the upper 70s to near 80.

Sam: This system is not a concern for NC. Sam will remain well east of the U.S. east coast. As of Tuesday morning, Hurricane Sam was east of the northern Leeward Islands and is expected to remain a strong hurricane for several days. Swells generated by Sam are forecast to reach the Lesser Antilles early this week. Bermuda will have to monitor the track of Sam as it turns more to the north late in the week. Swells may impact the U.S. East coast Friday and during the weekend.

Elsewhere in the Tropics:

The very active pattern continues. A tropical wave behind Sam and another just off the African coast have a high odds of becoming depressions or named storms by the middle of the week. The next names on the Atlantic list are Victor and Wanda. The remnants of Peter, a few hundred miles southeast of Bermuda, could ramp up for a bit in the next day or two.

Have a great day!
Kweilyn Murphy

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