VIDEO: Pesky low offshore keeping Outer Banks windy, foggy and a little wet into Wednesday

NOAA satellite image of the low pressure system.

A weak low pressure system that continues to slowly spin offshore that looks a little more menacing from space then it actually is has been responsible for the continued windy, foggy and at times wet conditions along the Outer Banks for the last few days.

The National Weather Service office at Newport/Morehead City says the low is expected to move closer to shore on Wednesday, and give us another day of cloudy, cool conditions with an occasional shower. The onshore flow also continues to produce rough sea conditions.

Drier air will finally start to move in as the low finally swept out to sea Wednesday night and into Thursday, with warmer temperatures along the beaches.

Inland areas of northeastern North Carolina could reach 80 degrees by the end of the weekend before a weakening cold front will push through Friday night, and then a stronger cold front pushes through later Sunday.

National Weather Service forecast for Nags Head, as of Tuesday 6 p.m.:

A slight chance of showers before 11pm, then a chance of rain, mainly after 1am. Patchy fog after midnight. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 52. Northeast wind 7 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.
Rain likely, mainly before noon. Patchy fog before 11am. Otherwise, cloudy, with a high near 65. Southeast wind 8 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.
Wednesday Night
A slight chance of rain before 11pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 53. Southwest wind 3 to 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Mostly sunny, with a high near 65. Calm wind becoming south 5 to 7 mph in the morning.
Thursday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 58.
Partly sunny, with a high near 70. Breezy.
Friday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 56.
Sunny, with a high near 68.
Saturday Night
A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 57. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 70. Breezy. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Sunday Night
A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 51. Breezy. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Mostly sunny, with a high near 57. Breezy.
Monday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 48.
Sunny, with a high near 59.

 

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