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.
The heat wave continues today, and utility companies say they could again break power usage records. North Carolina Electric Cooperatives used a record 2,967 megawatt hours around 6 p.m. Wednesday. The previous record was 2,869. A couple other utilities came close to breaking records. The heat wave is expected to continue through Friday.