Chilly air remained entrenched across Eastern North Carolina on Monday night following a damp and cool afternoon. Many areas reported light showers or sprinkles during the afternoon but rainfall was less than a tenth of an inch. The clouds will hang around over night into part of Tuesday before a clearing trend begins. By Tuesday night temperatures over interior locations will drop into the 30s. Sheltered areas could see some patch light frost but freezing temperatures are not expected. There will be a big warm-up following the chill by the end of the week with sunny skies Wednesday through Friday. The next chance of rain won't arrive until, you guessed it, the weekend.