It will be slightly warmer than normal through Thursday, then a cold front brings in delightfully cool, dry weather for the weekend!

Tropical Depression #8 is churning offshore the NC coast, and a tropical storm warning is in effect from Cape Lookout to Oregon Inlet.  This storm is expected to stay just east of Cape Hatteras in the next 24 hours and gain strength, becoming a tropical storm in the next 24 hours before zipping off to the northeast.

Tropical Depression #9 is in the southern Gulf of Mexico, and may become a tropical storm later tonight.  TD#9 is forecast to maintain tropical storm strength as it crosses the Florida peninsula, then up off of the southeast coast.

Both storms are going to be steered away from the US mainland by a cold front, approaching from the northwest.  That front will drop into North Carolina Thursday, bringing a decent chance of rain to the Piedmont (40 percent) and ushering in autumn like weather for the end of the week.

Friday through Monday, highs will be in the upper-70’s to lower-80’s with superbly low humidity and mostly sunny skies!


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