Colder air is slowly creeping back into eastern North Carolina and will return temperatures to seasonable levels this weekend.
It looks like winter will make a return visit to eastern North Carolina this weekend. Valentine's Day will see temperatures in the 50s with the risk of a few showers. Sunday looks fairly nice as we hit the middle 50s with partly sunny skies. Clouds will thicken on Sunday night as a system crossing the Midwest reaches our area. We could see some light rain or snow late Sunday night and early Monday morning but temperatures are not expected to be severely cold. Monday morning lows should be in the lower to middle 30s so if some snow does fall it is unlikely roads would get icy unless there is a burst of heavy snow. The system should be a quick mover and skies should clear by Monday afternoon with highs going well above freezing and into the lower 40s. It now appears that temperatures will remain below normal for the remainder of the month. We should see several storm systems crossing the country between now and early March. Most of them will give us a chance for much needed rainfall since it has been very dry over the past few weeks. Next week I'll look into my crystal ball to see what our chances for snow may be in the final few weeks of winter.