A cold front that moved through eastern Carolina Tuesday night became stationary across South Carolina late Wednesday. The front will slowly move northward by Friday keeping clouds and a threat for showers in the forecast. The best chance for showers on Thursday will remain south of Highway 70 then spread slowly northward late Thursday night through Friday. The unsettled weather pattern will continue through the weekend as moisture works north and east from the Gulf of Mexico. Some of the showers will deliver heavy rainfall in some locations.
The tropics area becoming a bit more active with a strong disturbance in the western Caribbean Sea and another near the Cape Verde Islands in the eastern Atlantic Ocean. Either or both of these systems could develop into a tropical depression over the next few days. Neither system will have direct impact on eastern Carolina this week although the disturbance in the eastern Atlantic may threaten the Caribbean Islands next week.