August is likely to look and feel a lot like July across eastern North Carolina. The new forecast offered by the Climate Prediction Center indicates near normal rainfall and temperatures through the month. Normal rainfall for August in our area ranges from 4 to 6 inches, with heavier amounts east of Interstate 95. It has already been a wet July in much of the area with the WITN Weather Station receiving over 8 inches by late Friday afternoon. It appears that a weak trough that has been situated across eastern North Carolina for the past month will persist for the next few weeks. What that means for us is very warm and muggy conditions with that ever-present possibility for showers and thunderstorms.