Arctic air settled into much of the Southeast over the last two days and the chill is expected to last through the weekend. Highs over Eastern North Carolina reached the upper 30s on Friday afternoon after early morning lows in the middle 20s. Temperatures will drop into the middle 20s early Saturday before clouds increase around sunrise. Cold conditions will continue on Saturday with a threat of rain along the coast and light rain possibly mixed with a little sleet or snow over far inland areas. Temperatures should reach the lower to middle 40s during the afternoon so any frozen precipitation would melt. The light rain could change to snow before ending in northeastern North Carolina on Saturday evening with a light covering possible in a few spots. By Sunday the clouds will depart but temperatures will remain below normal with highs only in the middle to upper 40s. A significant warming trend should begin on Monday.