Temperatures have been bouncing around all winter and little change is expected this week. Afternoon highs hit 70° or higher across much of the area on Monday ahead of a cold front. The front crossed eastern Carolina late in the day and dropped temperatures into the 40s by evening. Afternoon highs are likely to stay in the 40s Tuesday under cloudy skies. The front will move back northward Tuesday night allowing warm air to gush into the region for Wednesday. We could see highs back near 70° Wednesday afternoon ahead of the next cold front. Temperatures will drop back into the upper 40s for highs at the end of the week. The close proximity of the fronts will cause unsettled weather through the upcoming weekend. We're likely to see several bouts of rainfall interspersed with a bit of sun.
The overall weather pattern doesn't seem to be in a mood to change greatly as we head into the middle of the month. We should see several fronts moving through the area causing temperatures to oscillated between colder and warmer periods. I don't expect wintry precipitation for our area for the next several days but February can be a tricky month. It is certainly not unusual to get snow and ice during this time of the year. The rapid changes in our weather will certainly make forecasting a bit interesting as we go through the month.