Highs again Tuesday will top out well into the 80s under a partly sunny sky in the piedmont and well into the 70s for the mountains. An isolated shower can't totally be ruled out, but most locations will remain dry.

Wednesday will be the warmest day of the work week as we await the arrival of a cold front. Some piedmont spots might even hit 90 tomorrow under a mostly sunny sky.

Much cooler weather will arrive for Friday and the weekend with piedmont spots in the 50s for lows and 70s for highs and mountain areas in the 40s for lows and 60s for highs. Nice stuff!


The center of Maria will remain 100-200 miles offshore from the Outer Banks as it continues to lift to the north and then northeast. However, the wind field with the system is expansive, and some tropical storm conditions are likely for a good chunk of the North Carolina coast from later Tuesday into Thursday morning. 

Surf will be quite rough for the next several days, and beach erosions issues are likely in some areas.

Water level rises of 2-4 feet are also likely in some areas, especially on the sound side of the Outer Banks.

Conditions will improve by Thursday.