CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - The National Hurricane Center continues to bring Hurricane Joaquin close to the NC Outer Banks by late Sunday. Lots of uncertainty remains.
In fact, the late run of the GFS model pushes the storm farther out into the Atlantic which is closer to the ECMWF solution, which takes it way out to sea. This is far from settled.
Regardless of the actual track, plenty of tropical moisture will be pulled into the WBTV viewing area late this week and into the weekend. Several inches of rain will be possible across our region.
The storm will not really begin to impact us today. Still, showers are a good possibility, as last night's front is still in the neighborhood.
Temperatures will be noticeably cooler today as a front clears the Carolinas later on. Highs will be in the upper 60s with a about a 60% chance for showers.
Rain pulled from Joaquin and wrapping around an upper level low over the SE US will begin to impact us on Friday.
Rain could be heavy at times from Friday through Sunday - depending on the track of the tropical system.
Be prepared for localized flooding, especially in places that have already picked up multiple inches of rain over the past week.
Stay tuned to WBTV for the very latest.
- Meteorologist Al Conklin