No significant changes Tuesday, as we will be wedged between the low offshore and a cold front in the Appalachians
A more significant upper-level trough will build into the Great Lakes and Ohio Valley toward the middle of the week which will help to push this front into our area Wednesday. In advance of the front, it will turn warmer and more humid. Rain chances will also go up as that front approaches Wednesday. This front will be slow to move through the area and may still be in the vicinity Thursday to spark an early morning shower.
High pressure should promote dry and seasonably warm weather to end the week, although moisture may be lurking just to our south and east.
An area of low pressure, designated as Invest 98L, is located well off the coast of Georgia as it continues to track to the northeast. This low will likely become a tropical depression or storm over the next few days. No major impacts are expected in North Carolina as this low stays offshore. It will lead to a higher rip current threat Monday along the Outer Banks.
Tropical Storm Dorian is about 430 miles to the east-southeast of Barbados, with maximum sustained winds around 40 mph. Dorian is moving to the west at about 14 mph and will continue to track to the west or west-northwest over the next several days. Gradual strengthening is expected as the storm approaches the Lesser Antilles and eventually moves into the Caribbean Sea. Wind shear and land interaction will weaken Dorian significantly by the end of the week.
Tropical Storm Dorian continues to strengthen this afternoon, and it's expected to become a category 1 hurricane by Wednesday. After that wind shear and land interaction will weaken it as it moves towards the Bahamas. pic.twitter.com/H71ElxL8by— Brittany Bell (@BrittanyABC11) August 25, 2019
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