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.
It will be warm but temperatures will remain a bit below normal across eastern Carolina on Wednesday. Afternoon highs will reach the middle 80s in most locations with low humidity levels. We should see partly to mostly sunny skies throughout the day, however a stray shower inland is possible. We will experience similar weather conditions on Thursday before changes move our way later in the week.
The Bermuda Ridge will build westward into eastern Carolina by late in the week. The ridge will push increasing moisture back into the area as a moist southeast to southerly flow develops. Scattered showers should develop by Friday afternoon or evening and continue intermittently through the weekend. The slow-moving showers and high moisture content of the air will produce locally heavy downpours, with localized flooding possible. Temperatures will remain in the muggy, middle 80s Friday through Sunday.
A tropical disturbance continues to move westward over the South Central Atlantic. This system has a high chance to become a tropical depression over the next 48 hours. It is no immediate threat to the United State.