A cold front swept clouds and showers out of eastern North Carolina early Wednesday. Temperatures spiked to around 80 degrees in much of the area as the sunshine returned. Pleasant conditions are expected over the next few days as high pressure controls our weather pattern. It is not uncommon for us to have several days of dry and mild weather in the fall. A normal high in late October is around 70 degrees so we'll see warmer than normal conditions over the next week as highs reach the lower to middle 70s. The next chance for showers comes over the weekend as another cold front pushes our way. Just don't look for a lot of rain as the front goes by. After all, October and early November is typically the driest time of the year. It looks like it will live up to its expectations again this year.