The Climate Prediction Center put out its new forecast for May and it looks nice for the Southeast. At this point the Center expects temperatures and rainfall to average near normal. For eastern North Carolina the forecast would mean high temperatures would average in the upper 70s to lower 80s with lows in the 50s. The forecast for the remainder of 2010 suggests that a warmer than normal summer is expected. Consequently, it looks like a hot summer ahead for much of the Southeast, including eastern North Carolina. Our average high in the summer is close to 90 so we may see more than our average number of days in the 90s. Rainfall should be normal which means a shower or thunderstorm can be expected about every 3 to 4 days.