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

Expect mostly sunny to partly cloudy skies today in the Piedmont with a high of 88°.

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 graze 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 today.  TD#9 is forecast to maintain tropical storm strength as it crosses the Florida peninsula, then following TD#8 to the northeast.

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 autumnlike 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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