High pressure across the Great Lakes Wednesday evening will push cooler air southeast into eastern North Carolina on Thursday. High temperatures will dip from the 60s Wednesday into the lower 50s Thursday afternoon. Communities along the Outer Banks may see afternoon temperatures in the 40s despite plenty of sunshine. Temperatures will dip to around freezing the next two nights. Dry conditions will last through Saturday afternoon but a strong cold front will likely bring showers and thunderstorms by Sunday.