It seems like it wants to rain virtually every day across eastern Carolina with no end in sight for this week. A warm, moist and unstable atmosphere continues to produce scattered showers and storms almost every day. The coast has missed out at times but inland communities must feel like their under siege from mother nature. The stagnant weather pattern will produce widely scattered storms Wednesday but more numerous showers and storms will arrive Thursday as a cold front approaches the area. The showers and storms may produce some locally heavy rainfall. Some of the rivers are still producing minor flooding and little change is expected through the end of the week and more showers will fall over the river basins. The front will likely stall near or over eastern Carolina giving us a chance for showers each day into the weekend.
All eyes are focused on Tropical Storm Chantal as she works her way to the Dominican Republic and Haiti by late Wednesday. The storm will weaken after moving across the rugged terrain but the moisture will continue to move to the northwest and approach the Florida coast by the late week or weekend. At this point it does not look like it will reach eastern Carolina but we'll have to keep an eye on it. Tropical systems don't always behave as expected.