Cooler weather has settled in across eastern North Carolina. Gray skies and a north wind moved into the area on Tuesday night. By early Wednesday most locations in the east were reporting light rain and drizzle. The The combination of the rain and north wind kept temperatures into the 50s throughout the day on Wednesday. Little change is expected for the rest of the week and weekend. An area of low pressure is moving slowly eastward across the southern states and will likely keep clouds and the risk of rain in our area through Sunday. We will see a significant warm-up by early next week and that should take our temperatures back into the lower 70s by Tuesday. It will not be "Indian Summer" next week since we will probably not see substantial frost or freezing temperatures and the leaves are still on trees. We usually refer to "Indian Summer" as a warm period after a cold spell that usually ends the growing season. In our area that period is usually during the middle of November. We should still see a few additional mild to warm periods before the real cold weather arrives.