A quiet weather pattern will continue across eastern Carolina through the upcoming weekend. High pressure across the Middle Atlantic States will keep most of the clouds and any shower activity well to our south and west. A weak cold front will pass through the area Thursday increasing the clouds and giving us a slight risk of showers. Afternoon highs will hit the middle to upper 70s while overnight lows will dip into the 50s. Nice weather is expected to last through the weekend.
The tropics remain quiet will little activity. An area of low pressure may develop well off the Southeast coast by late week but will have no impact on our weather. So far there have been nine storms to develop but only 2 have become hurricanes. Each of the 2 hurricanes have been category 1 storms. Consequently, there have been no major hurricanes so far this year with no hits in the United States.