An area of low pressure is moving quickly by eastern Carolina this afternoon. Rain will come to an end from west to east late Tuesday. Rainfall amounts should average around 1/4-1/2 inch in most locations inland with around an inch or two along the coast. Skies will clear tonight which will lead to some fog forming before sunrise.
A strong cold front will sweep through eastern Carolina Wednesday night followed by much colder air for Thursday. A few sprinkles or flurries may fall briefly after the front pushes offshore within a couple of hours of sunrise Thursday, but significant precipitation is not expected during the latter portion of the week. Afternoon highs near 61° Tuesday afternoon will drop to the mid 50s Wednesday, followed by 40s Thursday. The weekend will be cold and dry with highs in the 40s and lows in the 20s.