Eastern North Carolina will experience warmer weather as we head into the weekend. A few showers or thunderstorms are possible Friday afternoon and evening as a weak disturbance aloft moves through the area. That system will move offshore early Saturday and will be followed by a long siege of dry and very warm conditions. Highs Friday will reach the upper 70s to lower 80s. Over the weekend we'll see highs well into the 80s with lots of sunshine. We could even see highs at 90 or higher early next week. The beaches will see sunshine with highs close to 80° over the weekend.