Bands of moderate to heavy showers will taper off and end early Wednesday across eastern Carolina. The cold front responsible for the rain will push off the North Carolina coast Wednesday morning with cold northerly winds to follow.
Clearing skies and much cooler conditions are on tap for Wednesday. Temperatures will slowly warm from the middle 50s Wednesday to the lower 70s by Saturday. Some patchy frost may develop well inland late Wednesday night and early Thursday morning.
Wednesday: Becoming sunny, windy and chilly. Highs in the middle 50s with winds from the north at 15 to 20 mph.
Wednesday Night: Clear and cold with some patchy frost possible well inland. Lows in the middle to upper 30s with northeasterly winds at 4 to 8 mph.
BEACH AND BOATING FORECAST:
*GALE WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON*
Winds will blow from the north at 25 to 35 knots Wednesday becoming northeast at 15 to 25 knots on Thursday. Offshore wave heights will run 3 to 5 feet with swells around 2 to 3 feet on the Albemarle and Pamlico sounds.