A winter storm warning is in effect today for Beaufort, Dare, mainland Hyde, Martin, Tyrrell and Washington counties. A winter storm advisory is in effect today for the rest of Eastern Carolina. The threats are snow, sleet and freezing rain.
Despite being late in the season, Subtropical Storm Melissa found enough energy to form in the central Atlantic. As of 11 am Tuesday, the storm was located at 31.9N, 54.6W and moving north at 10 mph. The storm had sustained winds at 65 mph and a central pressure of 982 mb.
The storm is expected to track to the northeast for the next few days, before turning back to the northwest towards Greenland. It will fizzle out in the North Atlantic in the next five to seven days. The U.S. will not be directly affected by this storm.
Subtropical storms show characteristics of both tropical storms and extratropical storms, with a broader wind field and generally slower wind speeds.
Hurricane season is officially over November 30th.