A surge of Arctic air will arrive across eastern Carolina early next week. The colder air will arrive as a strong cold front pushes through the area by Monday afternoon. Highs on Monday will be near 50° then fall during the afternoon. Highs both Tuesday and Wednesday will struggle to get out of the 30s. Overnight lows could dip into the upper teens by Wednesday morning. There will be little or no chance for precipitation for the next 5 to 7 days. Most the afternoons will feature lots of sunshine. Another warming trend will begin by the end of the week.
An early look at February indicates that colder air will arrive sometime during the first week and should be more persistent through the middle of the month. Many communities across eastern Carolina have not received any snow since February 2011. Maybe those wishing for snow will have a better chance in February since the cold air should linger for a while.