A stationary front sitting near the North Carolina coast combined with moist, unstable air has produced numerous showers and storms across eastern Carolina for the past few days. The showers and storms are expected to continue each day through Friday. We can expect locally heavy rainfall from some of the storms. Many locations could receive as much as 2 to 3 inches by Friday. A cold front will approach and move through the area by Friday night. Much drier air should follow the front for the upcoming weekend. Temperatures will generally be in the upper 80s during the afternoons and near 70° at night.
The tropics remain quiet on Monday with no significant development of any system expected over the next few days. The most active part of the tropical season is from mid-August to mid-October. So far we've had 5 named storms. The last storm, Erin, dissipated in the tropical Atlantic over the weekend. Most of the tropical forecasts suggest about 10 to 12 additional storms will develop between now and the end of the season on November 30. It is too early to tell whether any of these storms would impact our weather in eastern Carolina.