Temperatures have been slowly creeping up across eastern North Carolina over the last few days. Most locations hit the lower 80s Monday with even warmer readings expected Tuesday. Almost all locations will hit the middle 80s Tuesday except middle to upper 70s along the beaches. There will be lots of sunshine with a few clouds arriving during the afternoon. A cold front will push into the area late Tuesday night and could bring a few showers or thunderstorms. Any shower activity will end Wednesday as much cooler air works into the area. Sunny skies will return for the end of the week.