The weather across eastern Carolina should remain tranquil as we mark the unofficial end of the summer season. Labor Day Weekend promises to be quite warm with afternoon highs close to 90°. Skies will be partly to mostly sunny with only a stray shower or two expected. Beach weather looks nice for the weekend with only a stray shower and highs in the lower to middle 80s.
The tropical Atlantic remains quiet. We've seen six named storms so far but none of them have grown into a hurricane. Since 1960 there have been only five years in which at least one hurricane has not formed by September 1. The chances of hurricane formation by Sunday seem rather slim at this point although conditions can change quickly at this time of year. The first two weeks of September are typically the most active for hurricane formation in the Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico.