Eastern North Carolinian's woke up Saturday morning with frigid temperatures in the upper teens and low 20’s. Saturday is expected to warm up just a bit, with highs in the mid 40’s. A short warm up is expected as high pressure centered over the area today will shift offshore tonight. Temperatures will fall into the upper 30’s and low 40’s Saturday night, before slowly rising Sunday morning. An area of low pressure will lift north across the area on Sunday bringing warmer temperatures and a chance for scattered showers. About a tenth to a quarter of an inch is expected. Highs on Sunday are expected to reach the mid 60’s. By Monday the second arctic air will arrive from a strong cold front.
Some of the coldest air in years will filter through North Carolina.
Temperatures Monday morning will likely start out in the upper 50’s and low 60’s before falling mid-morning as the front approaches. As the front moves through late morning, expect a chance for scattered showers. By the afternoon the Arctic front will be offshore and temperatures will fall into the mid 30’s by late afternoon. Skies will clear late Monday night and temperatures will drop into the teens and 20’s. On Tuesday, despite plenty of sunshine, most locations won’t get above freezing. Tuesday night, clear skies and calm winds will allow temperatures to fall back into the mid-teens. Then we start the roller coaster cycle all over again, as warmer temperatures arrive for late week.