Major Winter Storm

By: WITN Weather
By: WITN Weather

A major winter storm will slam North Carolina Friday night and Saturday.

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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  • by pirategirl Location: greenville on Feb 1, 2010 at 09:49 AM
    hey Al Gore.....here's to your global warming!!!
  • by Brandon Location: ENC on Feb 1, 2010 at 07:33 AM
    Everyone Get ready, February will be a month filled with storms and cold. Storms Cold= Wintry Weather
  • by Jacqueline Location: Sealevel, NC Carteret County on Jan 30, 2010 at 09:20 PM
    Please send some snow our way. we keep hearing that we may get some and never see the first flake...tired of hearing this and getting our hopes up.....please let us have a little this time.....
  • by Angie Location: Lenoir Community College, Kinston, Red Cross shelter on Jan 30, 2010 at 06:19 PM
    So far, no one has come into our shelter, though there are about 3100 homes without power in the area. Other news crews are here form channels 9 and 12. Icy roads, black ice has caused numerous vehicle accidents and there have been several house fires this evening.
  • by Trenton Location: Belhaven on Jan 30, 2010 at 06:25 AM
    I am really dissapointed! I only have an inch at my house and its not snow! I only have an inch of ice on the ground!
  • by Wendy Location: Williamston on Jan 30, 2010 at 06:11 AM
    The ground is covered and it is sleeting.
  • by betty Location: Hertford in Perquimans Co. on Jan 30, 2010 at 05:49 AM
    Snowing heavily.......no mix here. Beautiful.
  • by Lewisb Location: Chocowinity on Jan 29, 2010 at 10:56 PM
    We have got already about a good inch here its quite for now I guess but the roads arnt to bad I've been out in them since it started snowing and only place to look out is where the road construct is on 17 by Harris acres I slid a little there but othere then that it's great to finally have it here
  • by Ginger Location: Greenville on Jan 29, 2010 at 10:36 PM
    Definitely snowed here this time!!
  • by Rob Location: Newport on Jan 29, 2010 at 06:19 PM
    We have had sleet for the last 30 or so minutes.. has transitioned to light rain mixed with sleet. Is this going to be one of those unpredictable storms?
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