Coastal Low Still Set to Soak Holiday Weekend

We are still tracking a coastal storm for Friday and Saturday that won’t likely be tropical, but will spell trouble for any outdoor plans in the Carolinas. The timing will be from Friday into Saturday and will last much of the day Saturday with wind-driven rains.

The image above shows forecast winds at 5,000 feet above the surface, and some of these could mix down to the ground. That means Saturday will be windy. There could even be waterspouts and tornadoes along the coast, but exactly where is unknown.

This will put a definite damper on any outdoor swimming and beach activities. It is not recommended to go swimming at the beach due to unsafe life-threatening rip currents. As always, consult your local NWS office for outdoor plans.

By Sunday evening, things seem to ramp down, but the clouds and leftover drizzle could continue into Monday.

Plan on an indoor weekend starting Friday, and especially later Friday.

Author: Michael Griffith

I have had a passion for the weather since a very young age and am a degreed meteorologist. I have a Bachelor of Science from Penn State University and a Master's from Plymouth State University. If you ever see me out and about in the Charlotte, NC area, be sure to say hi!