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.
The National Weather Service, which keeps the official records on how hot it is, says this week may be close to being the hottest in more than a decade in Eastern Carolina. Records on file with the National Weather Service office in Newport in Carteret County, show it's been 23 years since we have had five days in a row of 100 degree plus days. Head meteorologist Tom Kriehn says it's also been ten-years since we had a string of 95 degree days. Kriehn says what we'll experience this week is a once in a decade event.