Scattered showers will continue through the weekend. Rainfall totals will be significantly less than previous days, but an additional 1 to 2 inches will be possible. Joaquin will stay offshore, limiting its impact on Eastern Carolina.
Bargain hunting, looking to make exchanges, or spend some of that Christmas cash. Whatever the reason, stores were packed again Monday.
Most shopping centers and malls were busy as people began their after Christmas shopping. Some economic experts say this shopping season so far has only been about average for the holiday season, but expect this week to give retailers a boost in sales. Gift cards have also been a hit this year. Experts say people across the U.S. spent about $340,000,000 on gift cards this year. And it's expected that 20-percent of those gift card holders will redeem their cards this week.
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