Dupiln, Greene, Lenoir, Martin and Pitt counties will be under a freezing rain advisory from 4am to 1pm on Monday. Beaufort, Craven, Jones and Washington counties will be under the advisory from 4am to 10am.
Not only does the nice weather bring people outdoors, some business owners say the sunshine also lures more customers into their stores.
The waterfront in Washington was packed Monday with people enjoying the first day of what's shaping up to be a spectacular week of weather. Folks enjoyed the day by feeding the birds, taking a walk, enjoying a picnic lunch.
As businesses gear up for the holiday weekend, workers say warm weather gives an extra boost to what should be big business this weekend. Temperatures are expected to reach the mid-80s by the weekend.