We've been getting a good soaking this morning. And we can use it. The sandy soil has been so dry. But it shouldn't last long. The radar shows just two small patches of precipitation -- one directly over the village, the other over Hatteras Inlet. Otherwise eastern North Carolina looks clear. The clouds parted briefly about a half hour ago, and we were treated with another rainbow...but it didn't last long.
Nevertheless, right now it feels like the perfect day to curl up with a good book. I'm guessing that's how many of our island visitors are feeling as they watch the rain cascading down their windows. At the moment anyway, this is not the perfect beach day. But soon it may turn out to be.
Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter is "Remembering Growing up on Ocracoke" by Lawton Howard. You can read it here.