Wednesday will bring the only chance for rain across North Carolina for this work week.  Most of those showers will not reach eastern North Carolina until late this afternoon and evening.  Only a few isolated showers are expected from morning to early afternoon.

In the meantime, it will be warm and breezy through the day.  Southerly winds gusting up to 35mph will allow temperatures to soar to 70 and the low 70s across southeastern North Carolina including around Wilmington and Jacksonville.   The Outer Banks and northeastern North Carolina should see highs in the mid 60s.

The highest amount of rain Wednesday will fall in western North Carolina where up to an inch of rain is expected.  That heavier band of rain will break up some as it passes through eastern North Carolina from late afternoon to evening.  Less than half an inch of rain is expected here.

The showers should come to an end by late Wednesday night.  Clearing skies will occur around or just after sunrise Thursday morning.

Thursday will be a mostly sunny but cooler day.  Highs will only climb to the low 50s for southeastern North Carolina.  Along the Outer Banks, temperatures will hold around 40 to the low 40s all day.

Dry weather will continue through Friday, but rain will return this weekend.  Around one to two inches of rain is now forecast from Saturday through Sunday.