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Tropical Storm Bertha forms, could be near NC Tue

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Tropical Storm Bertha formed late Thursday night and while it may not ever become a hurricane, it could be near the North Carolina coast next week.

Most of July was wetter than normal and cooler than normal and that's exactly how the first few days of August will be in North Carolina.

The final day of July, Thursday was another day in 80s and the 18th day this month below 90, which is our average high temperature this time of year.  The high in the Triangle was 82 while Fayetteville made it up to 89.

Overnight will not be as cool and comfortable, but should still feel pretty good for this time of year.  There will be a few scattered showers with muggy conditions and a morning low down to 68.

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The National Hurricane Center upgraded the area of thunderstorms in the Atlantic Ocean to Tropical Storm Bertha late Thursday night.  The forecast track will bring the storm through the Caribbean and The Bahamas this weekend before turning it north early next week.  The official forecast track from the National Hurricane Center has Bertha still as a tropical storm near the North Carolina coast next Tuesday night.

It is possible the storm will never get that large or organized and not become a Hurricane, but it is still very early and several days away.  Everyone in North Carolina, especially along the coast should watch the forecast of Bertha very closely.  August and September are the two most active months during the hurricane season.

Friday, the first day of August will be a cloudy one with below normal temperatures and above normal rain chances.  The high will be near 80 and there is a good chance of showers, mainly in the afternoon. 

It looks like the weekend will be wet too with mostly cloudy skies and scattered showers and storms likely each day.  Temperatures will still be cooler than normal too, topping out in the lower 80s. 
Monday could still have a few showers and storms possible.  Expect highs in the middle 80s with a mix of clouds and some sun.  Tuesday and Wednesday will start to get a little drier and hotter.  Tuesday's rain chance will only be 20%, but the high will be 87.  Wednesday and Thursday will have low rain chances too, but highs will be near 90.

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