Many folks would argue that our recent shower and thunderstorm activity is overdue. Many locations across eastern North Carolina had not received significant rainfall since April. The lack of rain has harmed many crops and gardeners have had their problems as well. For many it has been a relentless struggle just to keep the grass and shrubs alive.
Looking back over past historical records, eastern North Carolina gets some of its wettest weather during July and August. Many communities across the east receive 6 to 7 inches or rainfall during July and about 6 inches in August. More showers are expected through Saturday. The hot weather will stay but at least it now appears we'll get a shower from time to time.