WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - Tropical activity has increased in a big way in the Atlantic over the last few weeks. Unfortunately little of that tropical moisture has reached southeast North Carolina and as a result a dry 2010 is now resulting in widespread moderate drought conditions over southeast North Carolina. Wilmington's rainfall deficit now stands at over thirteen inches for the year.
Saturday night and early Sunday morning most areas did see some rain ahead of a front. However any hopes of a widespread soaking ended when a surge of drier air rushed into the area late Sunday morning. A couple of isolated areas did pick up 1 to 2 inches of rain, but Wilmington's paltry total of 0.06" was more reflective of what we saw over the area.
Over the next seven to ten days computer models show little chance of any significant rain. Ironically the only hope for a good soaking would probably have to come from some kind of tropical system.