A high pressure system sitting over the Outer Banks of North Carolina will bring plenty of warm weather, possibly even record warm weather, to the eastern seaboard this weekend. The temperature this afternoon is expected to top out in the lower to mid 50s under mostly sunny skies.

As we move into the weekend the high pressure to our south is going to battle a cold front dropping down from the Great Lakes. It's going to take all weekend for the front to displace the warm air mass so Saturday will be mostly cloudy and warm with a slight chance of rain. Tomorrow's high should reach the mid to upper 50s.

Record warmth is possible for the first full day of winter as a southwesterly breeze is expected to push Sunday's temperatures into the mid to upper 60s. Sunday's record is 63 degrees set in 1998. Along with that warmth will be a good chance of showers.

Warm weather may linger for a short while on Monday but we suspect the temperature is going to drop throughout the day following the passage of the cold front. Christmas Eve and Christmas Day will see highs in the mid 30s under mostly sunny skies.