A winter storm warning goes into effect at 7 a.m. Friday for Beaufort, Dare, mainland Hyde, Martin, Tyrrell and Washington counties. A winter storm advisory goes into effect at 7 a.m. Friday for the rest of Eastern Carolina. The threats are snow, sleet and freezing rain.
A welcomed break for 300-plus firefighters in the Pisgah National Forest.
Rain has helped stop the spread of wildfires that have been burning there for more than a week.
The U-S Forest Service says neither the 600-acre-fire at Dobson Knob or the 19-hundred-acre-fire at Shortoff Mountain are spreading.
The Burke County fires were sparked by lightning on June eighth.
The blazes have -not- caused any injuries and -weren't- immediately threatening private homes or land.
Two months of hot, dry weather had left the area with unusually high fire danger conditions.