Weather conditions typical of early to mid-August will continue through the week across eastern Carolina. Afternoon highs will reach the upper 80s to lower 90s under partly sunny skies. Overnight lows will bottom out in the lower to middle 70s. Isolated storms will develop each afternoon but coverage should be about 20% or less each day. A cold front will approach the area over the weekend and that should increase shower and storm activity. The increased cloud cover and showers may lower temperatures a bit but it will still be quite warm and humid through Sunday.
The tropics remain quiet in early August. Tropical storm development is not expected over the next few days as drier than normal air rules the tropical Atlantic waters. The latest tropical season forecasts still suggest an above normal season for tropical storms so we'll need to keep watching carefully over the coming weeks.
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