An unseasonably warm Halloween will be on tap for eastern Carolina through the end of the week. Afternoon highs will reach the middle to upper 70s Wednesday through Friday. Halloween morning will see lows in the 50s then rebound well into the 70s during the afternoon. There is little chance for rain through Halloween evening. The threat for rain will increase by Friday afternoon as a cold front approaches the area. The front will eventually sweep the moisture and clouds off the coast on Saturday as temperatures turn cooler. Chilly nights and cool afternoons can be expected into early next week but a strong warming trend will develop by the middle of next week. There are not strong hints of lingering chilly weather across our region. Of course, the official start of winter is well over a month away.
The tropics remain quiet. Thus far the season has produced 12 named storms with only 2 becoming hurricanes. Neither one of the hurricanes hit the United States. There have been no major hurricanes during the season through October 29. The last year with no major hurricanes was 1994.