Along with many of us it appears that Mother Nature is also taking a lazy, long holiday weekend. Onshore winds circulating around a high pressure system centered near Nova Scotia will keep the high to around 75 today. There will be a mix of high clouds as a storm off the Carolina coast shoots some moisture northward, but no rain is expected. Perfect for a Carnival!

More clouds appear tomorrow as the Carolina low gets a bit closer and the Nova Scotian high a bit further away. The Weather Channel thinks this will result in a few showers but we, and the National Weather Service, don't see that happening in the city. The work week will begin with a high in the mid 70s.

Rain is more likely on Wednesday, when a cold front is expected to sink southward. Wednesday's high should again reach the mid 70s. Thursday, however, may stay in the 60s for the first time since the middle of June.