High pressure centered in West Virginia overnight will send temperatures well down into the 20s across much of Eastern North Carolina. The chill will linger for the entire week with even colder air arriving late Saturday. At that time temperatures could dip as low as the upper teens to near 20 over inland areas. As the temperature heads downward we can also expect more precipitation across the state. Western sections of North Carolina could see ice and snow on Thursday while residents our area will have to settle for a chilly rain.