If you're a fan of sunny weather, there is good news for you for at least Thursday afternoon and Friday.  Gradual clearing through Thursday morning will give way to clear skies through the end of the work week.

As that sunshine returns Thursday, temperatures will not warm up very much.  In northeastern North Carolina and along the Outer Banks, daytime highs will only top out in the low to mid 40s.  Southeastern North Carolina including Wilmington and Jacksonville should see afternoon temperatures no warmer than the low 50s.

Clear skies Thursday night will allow lows to drop into the 30s by early Friday morning.

Friday will be the last mostly sunny day for a while.  All day sunshine will warm temperatures to near 60 in southeastern North Carolina.  The rest of the region will see highs in the 50s.

Clouds will return Friday evening with rain shortly following by early Saturday morning.  That will be the beginning of a wet weather pattern that will last through the weekend and possibly into much of next week.

Around one to two inches of rain is forecast just between Saturday and Sunday.