A deep, rich tropical flow of moisture will keep showers in the forecast across eastern Carolina for the remainder of the week. A stationary front across the region will gradually dissipate by Wednesday, only to be followed by another cold front that will stall over our area by late Thursday and Friday. Each day will feature a 30% to 40% risk of showers, with afternoon temperatures generally ranging from the upper 80s inland and lower 80s on the beaches. A few locations will likely see 90 degree readings on Wednesday and Thursday.
Tropical Depression 2 developed about 1200 miles east of the Lesser Antilles late Monday. The storm has sustained winds of 35 mph and may develop into a tropical storm within the next 24 to 36 hours. However, the National Hurricane Center expects the storm to weaken into a remnant low by Thursday as it encounters dry air. Regardless, it is located over 2500 miles from the North Carolina coast and does not pose a threat within the next week, if at all. We'll continue to monitor the trends at WITN.