The winter storm warning has been canceled for much of eastern Carolina. Wayne, Wilson, Edgecombe, Nash and Halifax counties remain under the winter storm warning until 6 pm Thursday.
As of 8:00 am Thursday morning temperatures ranged from the middle 30s inland to the low 50s on the coast. All areas are above freezing with pockets of light rain falling. Roads will be wet, but not icy across eastern Carolina through the morning hours.
Scattered showers will move through eastern Carolina on Thursday with a brief changeover to snow possible over inland counties by late afternoon. The snow will not last long, but bring a dusting over northern counties around sunset. The best chance of seeing a little accumulation this evening will be along the I-95 corridor, generally north of highway 264. This will mark the last of the snow chances from the storm system that has been plaguing the area over the last couple of days.
Governor Pat McCrory issued a state of emergency Tuesday morning which frees state resources to react as needed.
All communities will see periods of rain overnight. Temperatures will range from the middle to upper 30s inland to 50s along the immediate coast. A few communities near Interstate 95 may see some freezing rain continue through the early morning hours.
Current Precipitation By County:
Tuesday Snowfall Totals By County:
Carteret: 0.5" (sleet/freezing rain)
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Highs will gradually warm into the weekend meaning impacts will only last through Wednesday evening.
Thursday: Low 40s
Friday: Low 50s
Saturday: Low 50s
The WITN Weather Authority team is tracking the storm. Stay tuned to WITN for the latest information.