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.
Drought conditions have worsened in North Carolina, as most of the state is either under severe or extreme drought conditions.
In our area Greene, Wayne, Wilson, and Duplin Counties are now under a severe drought.
Cartertet, Pamlico, Beaufort, Hyde. Dare & Washington Counties are the only counties in the state that remain under the "abnormally dry" classification.
A dozen counties in Western North Carolina are now under an extreme drought.