A strong cold front will push across eastern Carolina on Wednesday followed by drier and much cooler air. Temperatures both Tuesday and Wednesday will be near 70° then fall into the upper 50s for highs by Thursday and Friday. The most significant impact of the cooler air will be overnight lows. Inland communities will see temperatures in the upper 30s by Friday morning. It looks like the best chance for a frost and /or a light freeze will arrive Saturday morning as temperatures will be near freezing. Coastal communities will probably stay just warm enough to avoid most of the frost. The average date for the first freeze or heavy frost across inland eastern Carolina is around the second week of September so we're running about 10 days ahead of schedule.
Generally dry conditions can be expected to go along with the cooler temperatures. We can expect mostly sunny weather after a slight risk of showers on Tuesday afternoon and evening.
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