With the temperatures reaching into the seventies over the weekend, folks along our crystal coast are expecting some crowds.
While beach goers were bundled up Wednesday afternoon at Emerald Isle, this weekend will be a different story.
Business owners we talked with are hoping the heat wave will entice people to shop locally for last minutes holiday gifts.
While the temps will be in the lower to mid 70s inland, WITN Chief Meteorologist Marvin Daugherty says it will be a little cooler on the coast.
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