It will be very cold in Eastern Carolina today, in the 30s, and that could mean the slushy roads have patches of ice in some spots.

Officials urge you to use caution in these conditions.

(Click here to check out the Weather Blog for more
on the race between arctic air and moisture. You can also leave a comment.)

Experts have some advice about driving as safely as possible.

AAA recommends using a gentle acceleration to help prevent skids. Experts also remind you not to brake sharply on ice, or your vehicle will most likely spin.

For step-by-step winter driving techniques, click on the related link below.


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  • by Wendy Location: Roper on Jan 22, 2008 at 08:07 AM
    It was my birthday and I just wanted to see snow and I did. I was excited to see it, even though it didn't stick around. It was pretty falling. Being a weatherman is tough I'm sure not something I would want to do, KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK GUYS!
  • by Brad Location: Williamston on Jan 20, 2008 at 08:38 PM
    Right 90% of the time? Dude you are crazy or just bad with percentages!!!
  • by Brian Location: Greenville on Jan 20, 2008 at 03:50 PM
    Murray and those in his corner need to chill (pun intended). Murray, how many times have you made plans based on weather reports that were accurate. The weather guys and gals are right better than 90% of the time. I would rather them err on the side of caution every single time when it comes to the possibility of inclement weather. Jamie, Marvin, and Jim, I'll keep watching and relying on your forecasts. Keep up the great work!!
  • by disappointed Location: winterville on Jan 20, 2008 at 05:09 AM
    Ok-I'm a weather junkie but I gotta admit, I am terribly disappointed at this "snow" we were supposed to have. I can't believe that we went from having 2-4 inches, with chances of being higher locally-to not even a dusting? What the heck-how disappointing......
  • by Tall Dog Location: Greenville on Jan 19, 2008 at 09:58 PM
    Murray, you had most of the day to get to Wilmington if you were watching the forecast..They weren't forecasting snow until late afternoon at the earliest, so you could have made it to Wilmington way before then if you would have gotten up early enough...Plus points southward and Wilmington wasn't reporting to have any snow, so who's fault was all of this?
  • by Steve Location: Winterville on Jan 19, 2008 at 09:00 PM
    I'm with Murray - the entire profession is a joke. Remember all the hurricanes we were SUPPOSED to have this past season? I know they predict but their predictions aren't any better than they were thirty years ago even though they have all the new equipment and radars. Seriously, they forecasted AT LEAST two inches and we barely got a trace. I'm not picking on Jamie, I'm hacking on all of them.
  • by Buck Location: Simpson on Jan 19, 2008 at 08:56 PM
    it often is frustrating that the weatherman over-predicts...but in the same sense, I would rather be safe than sorry. I had plans to go to Raleigh tonight but cancelled---so I feel Murray's pain. Unfortunately, all the weatherman can do is predict and I just happy we go SOME snow! :)
  • by crystal Location: washington on Jan 19, 2008 at 07:52 PM
    murray, quit fussin..with your negativity you should move up north, and they get ALOT of snow! need help packin? marvin and jamie, its ok, you predicted rain, and it rained at my house! way to go!!
  • by Hobbs Location: La Grange on Jan 19, 2008 at 07:46 PM
    Note 4 today (Williamston): THE WEATHER MAN IS NOT GOD, so all he can do is "predict" so when you get terminated from your present job you should try being a weather man!
  • by josif Location: farmville on Jan 19, 2008 at 07:35 PM
    LOL
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