Over the past month in a half, eastern Carolina has had its 5th wettest June and July on record. Right now, we have received 14.18 inches of rain since June 1st. That's over 7.5 inches of rain above average and only 1.39 inches behind the wettest year during the time period between the start of June and July 14th. The wet conditions have helped keep our temperatures in check, with many days spent in the upper 80s and low 90s.
Looking forward, if we average out the number of days of rain for August and the latter half of July, we are looking at around 19 days of rain over the next 48 days. This equates to about a 40% chance that we'll get rain each day until September. Now we may get a couple of those days covered this week, with a 30% chance of rain for Tuesday, Wednesday, Sunday and Monday. However, it is still a wetter than average outlook for the remainder of our summer season.
Sources: Southeast Regional Climate Center, National Weather Service