Charlie's Forecast: Morning rain dries up around noon

Saturday & Sunday
Rain will pull away from the area around midday, leaving us dry for the remainder of the weekend. The cold front that is causing the rain will clear the coast this afternoon. This will only lead to a minor temperature drop from today to tomorrow, with highs going from the low 60s to the upper 50s. Winds will be breezy out of the southwest at 10 to 15 mph turning more westerly by Sunday, blowing at 7 to 12 mph as we wrap up the weekend under mostly sunny skies.

Skies will stay sunny for the start of the work week, leading to warming temperatures. Highs on Monday will reach the mid 60s with overnight lows falling to the upper 40s to low 50s. Winds will blow out of south at 6 to 12 mph.

A strong cold front will roll in Tuesday. Ahead of the front, temperatures will sky rocket into the upper 60s. Winds will help with this temperature rise, coming in out of the southwest at 10 to 15 mph. Gusts could reach the low 20 mph range for inland areas while the coast will see even stronger winds. The rain will start early and last through the majority of the day. Rainfall totals should reach about an inch across most areas.

Wednesday & Thursday
Clear skies, cold temperatures and breezy winds will follow Tuesday's cold front. The cold air will have the most bite on Wednesday as wind chills will range between the upper 30s to low 40s during the warmest time of the day. Overnight lows will be falling into the mid to upper 20s from Wednesday into Thursday. Skies will be clear and sunny, so the wintry precipitation you'll hear about in the Northeast will not affect us here in Eastern NC. Highs will reach the mid 40s on Wednesday and the upper 40s on Thursday.