Clouds will increase early Wednesday ahead of a cold front due to arrive Wednesday evening. Ahead of the front, another warm day can be expected Wednesday with a few showers around. Skies will be mostly cloudy Wednesday. Highs will reach the upper 70s with winds picking up between 15 to 20 mph with gusts to near 30 mph.
A few showers and possibly a stray thunderstorm will pass through with the front Wednesday evening. Skies will clear later Wednesday night. Lows will be in the 30s.
Much chillier air blows in on Thursday with highs only making the mid 40s despite sunny skies. North winds at 15 to 20+ mph will keep wind chills in the 30s through the day Thursday.
Friday will start a warming trend. Highs will be in the mid to upper 50s under mostly sunny skies.
Wednesday: Mostly cloudy, windy and warm with scattered showers and a few thunderstorms late in the day or evening. Highs will be in the upper 70s inland and mid 60s along the beaches. Winds increase from the southwest at 15 to 20 mph with gusts to near 30 mph.
Wednesday Night: Rain decreasing after midnight. Lows in the mid 30s with northerly winds at 7 to 15 mph.
Thursday: Mostly sunny and much cooler. Highs will be in the mid 40s, but feel colder thanks to north winds at 10 to 20 mph.
BEACH AND BOATING FORECAST:
Winds will be from the southwest Wednesday at 15 to 25 knots with gusts over 30 kts. Offshore wave heights will be from 6 to11 feet with swells around 2 to 3 feet on the Albemarle and Pamlico sounds.