Dustin’s First Alert Forecast: Trending warmer and sunny into the Father’s Day weekend

More of the same once again as we go into the afternoon and evening hours, with sunny skies and highs in the lower 90s. With the increase heat and humidity, it could feel closer to the upper 90s. A few stray shower chances are possible along the coastal areas and south of the Highway 17 late today, but most of the inland areas will stay dry. Lows reside in the upper 60s to low 70s.

Father’s Day weekend feature more of the summer time heat and a few more isolated shower chances once again along the coastal areas. Highs in the 90s both Saturday and Sunday, but humidity begins to drop Saturday night and remain a bit comfortable Sunday, feeling like the air temperatures, rather than closer to 100°. The seas will be on choppy side, as rip currents will be on the higher side along the beaches.

The heat builds in and stays for most of the upcoming week, with more dry days at stake and rain chances becoming scares, thanks to a ridge of High Pressure that will dominate across the Southeastern US and parts of the Mid-Atlantic regions. Humidity once again will return, as we could feel more the mid to upper 90s. If you have any Juneteenth celebrations, make sure to stay hydrated and find a cool spot to hangout.

For those wondering about the tropical activity in the open ocean waters, The National Hurricane Center is watching an area in the southeastern Gul of Mexico that has a 50 percent chance of getting a name in the coming days, but does not pose a concern Eastern North Carolina or U.S. soil. As for closer to home, there is an area along the Carolinas that continues to remain more of an nuisances in the water than the land. Latest forecast guidance is showing the the trend to move to the north and northwest. Local impacts for ENC will be higher rip currents along our beaches and swells that could range from 2 to 4 foot waves, higher out to sea. For anyone planning to make a visit our area beaches, be mindful and pay attention to the flags.

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