A gradual return to southerly winds will allow gradual warming across eastern Carolina for the next few days. Tuesday afternoon highs will reach the middle to upper 70s. We will likely see 80° or lower 80s by Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Skies will remain partly cloudy through most of the week. A cold front will approach eastern Carolina by late Friday causing an increase in clouds and the threat for showers. Cooler air will arrive for the weekend.