A winter weather advisory has been issued for all of eastern Carolina except Carteret, Onslow, and Duplin counties through 4am Friday. Rain and light sleet continues to fall through the area. Temperatures are still about freezing.
We stopped by station five at the Greenville fire and rescue and spoke with a firefighter trying to beat the heat. Eric Deans, says he's having a tough time staying cool in this heatwave. His equipment alone weighs about forty to fifty pounds and he says that coupled with the soaring temperatures outside could make for a dangerous situation. Deans says he and his fellow firefighters, take frequent breaks and drink plenty of fluids to battle the heat.