A winter weather advisory is in effect until 7am on Saturday for Beaufort, Mainland Hyde, Martin, Outer Banks Dare, Tyrrell, Washington and western Dare County. The threats are black ice and slick roadways.
Starting Saturday, new requirements go into effect for children in safety seats.
Children who are eight years old or younger and weigh less than 80 pounds must ride in child restraint seats.
The old requirements affected children under five who weighed less than 40 pounds. It's one of many new laws that hit the books with the ringing in of the New Year.