It looks like portions of eastern North Carolina will get a dose of heavy snow and sleet Friday night and Saturday. A cold dome of high pressure is pushing southeast from the Great Lakes as low pressure is moving eastward across the Gulf Coast. Moisture from the Gulf system will spread into western North Carolina on Friday afternoon and rapidly spread across the state at night. The northern half of the state is the most likely area to see heavy snow. The snow will transition to sleet and freezing rain over central areas of eastern North Carolina with mainly rain along the Outer Banks and southern coast. Generally, area along and north of Highway 264 are the most likely areas to see frozen precipitation. The snow and rain will last into Saturday night causing hazardous driving conditions in most areas through Sunday morning. It finally looks like a real taste of winter is headed to our area.
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