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Posted at 04:15 PM ET, 07/30/2012

PM Update: A few showers into the evening; more warmth and rain chances Tuesday

It was a fairly typical summer day around here, at least as far as temperatures go, with highs in the mid-80s to near 90. Humidity remains moderate to high, but below unbearable levels. An easterly wind off the ocean has at least brought us some cleaner skies than we might otherwise expect this time of year. Isolated to scattered showers, and maybe a storm, continue to decrease into the evening.

Through Tonight: Pop-up showers or t’showers should continue to wane as the sun sets, but a more concentrated line of showers or storms may try to inch this way from the west. For now, it appear it’ll fall apart before reaching us, but we’ll keep an eye out, particularly for western parts of the area. Other than that, it’s partly to mostly cloudy with an isolated shower possible as lows fall to the upper 60s and lower 70s.

Tomorrow (Tuesday): Still rather tropical, and rain odds are up late in the day. Partly to mostly cloudy skies eventually lead to scattered showers and storms (50% chance) by afternoon. Highs should rise toward the mid-and-upper 80s most spots. 90 isn’t impossible, but looks less likely than recently. Winds continue from the east and southeast, possibly switching to the south by late in the day.

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Waterspouts: A little storm system off the Carolina coastline is enhancing our wind flow from the east and keeping moisture rather abundant across the area. It’s also helped produce some waterspouts from Virginia to the Outer Banks. One was captured early this morning near Fleeton, Va. Others on the NC Outer Banks were widely photographed. It’s possible a few more might try to form in the next day or so with a similar pattern in place.

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