Much of eastern North Carolina felt springlike temperatures on Tuesday afternoon as inland locations hit the 80s. A weak cold front sliding down the coast brought chilly readings in the northeast and Outer Banks where highs fell into the 50s to lower 60s. The front will drift northward into Virginia Wednesday allowing all of eastern North Carolina to experience very warm conditions. Inland communities will once again hit the lower to middle 80s while coastal locations should reach the 70s. Strong southwesterly winds will give our area an increased fire danger risk throughout the day. Another cold front will arrive Wednesday night and that will give us a 40% risk for showers and thunderstorms. Drier and cooler air will arrive for Thursday and Friday.