A winter weather advisory has been issued for all of eastern Carolina except Carteret, Onslow, and Duplin counties through 4am Friday. Light freezing rain and sleet will be possible.
Tragedy has struck at a Carteret County beach this holiday weekend. A Beaufort County man drowned Sunday morning in the waters off Atlantic Beach.
Chief Adam Snyder with Atlantic Beach Fire and Rescue says a 48-year-old male from Washington was found floating in the waters near the circle around 11:00 Sunday morning.
Snyder says the man could swim and didn't indicate he was in trouble, but witnesses told investigators the man has a long history of medical problems and they may have contributed to the drowning.
An autopsy is being performed and Synder expects to have the results in a few days. Ocean conditions were fairly mild Sunday.