I got the final rain tallies for the month of July for a few cities. Norfolk ended up 9.21″. That was 4.27″ above average. Elizabeth City had 11.13″, and that was 5.47″ above average. However, it was Hatteras that had the historic rain. They received 20.31″. This made it the second wettest July on record.
My weather watcher Jan has a son in Manteo. He reported 19″. Wow! Luckily we will start to see a change in the weather pattern. The warm front that was in our region yesterday has moved to the north.
We will be in the hot/humid zone today and for the next couple of days. A cool front has become stationary off to our west. This will be more of a focus for showers and storms this afternoon. Meanwhile we’ll have enough heat and humidity to create some scattered showers and storms in our region. The chance for rain is 40%. We will have a mix of sun and clouds through the day. We’ll heat up to the low 90s this afternoon with a few mid 90s inland. The heat index will be in the mid-upper 90s. There will be a decent south breeze. So that will help some. We’ll see similar weather tomorrow and Friday with the boundary eventually falling apart to our west. The weather looks pretty decent for the weekend. Partly cloudy skies with a few showers and storms in the afternoons. No washouts, and plenty of beach time each day. Early next week it looks like the heat will build in stronger. For now I have high temps in the low-mid 90s with a heat index near 100. I may raise the temps before we get there. Stay tuned.
Meteorologist: Jeremy Wheeler