Over the weekend it seemed that summer would never end but a cold front brought significant changes to eastern Carolina late Monday and Tuesday as showers moved into the area. The cold front pushed off the coast early Tuesday then stalled allowing moisture to spread back into the area with cool northeasterly winds. Temperatures stayed in the 60s Tuesday afternoon with little change expected for Wednesday. More rain is in the forecast through Wednesday with slow drying conditions expected by Thursday. We should see increasing sunshine by Friday and the weekend as temperatures slowly warm into the 70s.
The tropics remain fairly quiet with no tropical development expected over the next few days. Karen formed in the Gulf of Mexico last week but weakened as she moved into the coastal area of Louisiana and Mississippi. The system merged with a cold front to bring showers from the Carolinas into southern Virginia on Tuesday. The system will slowly move northeast over the next few days but no significant development is likely as it heads out into the open Atlantic Ocean late in the week.