A surge of Arctic air will move into eastern Carolina Tuesday afternoon and evening. Temperatures will reach the middle 50s during the early afternoon then fall into the upper 40s by sunset. A few light showers may accompany the cold air late in the day with scattered flurries possible during the evening. Any leftover sprinkles or flurries will end late Tuesday night followed by sunshine and highs in the 40s on Wednesday. Wind chills will fall into the upper teens and lower 20s across the area on Wednesday morning. Early morning lows will be in the upper 20s Wednesday morning and middle 20s early Thursday.
A warming trend will begin on Thursday with afternoon temperatures in the middle to upper 50s. It will warm well into the 60s by the weekend. It should remain dry Wednesday through Friday. There will be a slight risk of showers over the weekend.