WEATHER ALERT: Storm Leaving; Roads Generally OK

As of 6:00 am the storm was quickly pulling away from the coast, taking the cold rain with it. A few light showers with a stray snowflake or two will remain possible through about 8:00 am over the Sounds and through the Outer Banks. There is a slim chance at some patchy black ice around the northern state line and along and west of I-95. Skies will go back to sunny today, but cold north winds will make the upper 40° degree highs feel much chillier this afternoon.

Here are the following advisories:

*Winter Weather Advisory for Nash, Halifax, and counties westward through 9:00 am. Patchy black ice will be possible on bridges and overpasses through 9:00 am generally along and west of I-95 from Rocky Mount northward as well as counties along the North Carolina/Virginia state line.

*A Coastal Flood Advisory is in effect through 1 pm Monday afternoon. A 1 to 2 foot water rise will be possible during the advisory period, locally as high as 3 feet. Locations impacted by the water rise will be from Clubfoot Creek eastward to Cedar Island and up to Ocracoke, Buxton and Avon. A strong northerly wind is responsible for the Coastal Flood Advisory.

*A Gale Warning is in effect from 10 pm Sunday to 5 pm Monday. Winds will shift to the north and sustain themselves at 25-35 knots this evening. Wind gusts could be as high as 45 knots. Seas responding to the strong winds will be 6-9 feet and build as high as 10-12 feet Sunday into Monday. Waves on the Sounds will be 2 to 4 feet.

There are currently no other warnings or advisories.

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