WEDNESDAY: Mix of sun and clouds, warm and more humid. Scattered sea breeze thunderstorms inland from the beaches. Highs: 82 to 86 inland, 78 to 82 beaches. South wind 5 to 15 mph.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT:  Partly cloudy, warm and humid. Lows: 66 to 70 inland, 68 to 72 beaches. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph.

THURSDAY: Partly cloudy and continued warm and humid. Scattered afternoon thunderstorms. Highs: 82 to 86 inland, 78 to 82 beaches. South wind 5 to 10 mph.

MARINE: South wind 10 to 15 knots, decreasing to 5 to 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Moderate chop on adjacent rivers and sounds.

DISCUSSION: The fantastic weather we enjoyed over this past weekend will pretty much continue until next weekend.

This great weather pattern is being set up by the way the jet stream is configured. We’ve got an upper level ridge over us basically acting as a shield, not allowing the storminess from the Central Plains to move east. This is why we’ve been seeing gorgeous weather since the cold front passed last Thursday, which was responsible for the strong storms. It is also the reason why areas of Texas and Oklahoma have been pounded repeatedly with rounds of rain this long holiday weekend.

The surface high pressure that has given us the great weather has parked itself out over Bermuda and will continue to exert its influence over eastern North Carolina through this coming weekend.

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