Snow, sleet and freezing rain are possible in Eastern Carolina Friday. As of Thursday morning, the forecast shows accumulations between a dusting to an inch in most parts of Eastern Carolina. A few places could receive higher amounts. The wintry precipitation is expected during the day Friday.
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has helped light the Rockefeller Center tree, an 80-foot Norway spruce that made it through Superstorm Sandy.
The tree was illuminated by more than 45,000 lights during a ceremony Wednesday night.
The tree comes from the Mount Olive, N.J., home of Joe Balku, who lost power and other trees during the storm at his residence about an hour outside of Manhattan.
The tree-lighting event included performances from Rod Stewart, Mariah Carey, Scotty McCreery, Il Volo, Victoria Justice and Cee Lo Green.
The first Christmas tree was set up in 1931 by workers who were building Rockefeller Center. The first tree-lighting ceremony was held in 1933.
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