Clouds and the threat of light rain will persist across eastern North Carolina through this morning. A developing area of low pressure along the North Carolina coast early today will move rapidly to the northeast during the afternoon. Any rain should end in most sections by late morning followed by some clearing later in the day. Temperatures could hit the 60s near the coast early in the day before dropping back into the 50s during the afternoon. Inland communities should see highs holding mostly in the lower to middle 50s.
A Freeze Watch is in effect for Edegecombe, Nash and Halifax counties for late Saturday night and early Sunday as lows may dip to around freezing in those areas. Elsewhere, there could be some frost along and west of Highway 17 early Sunday as lows fall to the middle to upper 30s.