A strong cold front will move into eastern North Carolina on Sunday cooling our temperatures to well below normal for a few days. We typically get a couple of cool spells in May before the full thrust of summer arrives. Highs early next week will be in the upper 60s and lower 70s. Summer on the calendar doesn't begin until June 21 but by early June it usually starts to get very warm to rather hot in our area. I've seen temperatures into the 90s by early June. The break coming up late in the weekend and early next week will be preceded by numerous showers and thunderstorms. The beneficial rainfall will be great news for the gardeners and farmers before those real hot temperatures arrive. It looks like I should tune up the lawnmower as well.