High pressure in control of our weather through the next several days. This will keep a hot and humid pattern with isolated to scattered showers and storms in the afternoon and evenings. Highs mid 80s along the beaches to the low 90s inland. By the end of the week, the Carolinas could be dealing with the effects of what is expected to be Major Hurricane Florence. Florence will continue to strengthen over the next few days. Florence will slowly move over some exceptionally warm waters, an area with light winds and a lot of energy. A perfect scenario for it to rapidly intensify back into a major hurricane by the middle of the week. Florence will then pick up speed and possibly approach the east coast as a major hurricane.
The chance to see some impacts from Florence are increasing and everyone should stay well informed over the coming days. The chance for us to see tropical storm force winds by Wednesday or Thursday is at about a 40-50% chance along the Grand Strand. This is as the forecast stands right now. Anyone living from the Fla/Ga border up to the northern edge of North Carolina should be checking their plans and stocking their kits.
With all that being said, shifts in the cone will happen over the next 4 days. There is still a chance that Florence turns out to sea and we feel no impacts.
Tonight: Partly cloudy, lows 72 inland, 74 beaches.
Monday: Partly sunny with sct'd showers and storms. Highs 92 inland, 88 beaches.
Tuesday: Partly sunny with sct'd storms. Highs upper 80s and low 90s.