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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  • by You southerners make me laugh on Feb 20, 2012 at 10:19 AM
    Are the stores stocked with bread, milk, and water yet???????????
  • by oo Location: greenville on Feb 19, 2012 at 06:25 PM
    All y'all childish & immature
  • by Formerly O.L.I. Location: ENC on Feb 19, 2012 at 12:48 PM
    Well, slow down and drive like you've got some sense.
  • by TO WITN Location: ENC on Feb 19, 2012 at 06:53 AM
    Are we going to see the same stories all weekend? You guys at WITN are so lame.
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      by Formerly O.L.I. on Feb 19, 2012 at 11:45 AM in reply to TO WITN
      You could always turn on your T.V. and go to any news channel for your 'fix' of news. Personally, I'm maxed out for new news; it's been such a busy week on planet Earth. Enjoy your Sunday. BTW, do you think news people like to spend part of their weekend with their family? Think about it.
    • reply
      by to loser on Feb 19, 2012 at 02:16 PM in reply to TO WITN
      You're lame
  • by A little winter would be nice on Feb 18, 2012 at 04:56 PM
    I would love to see it turn into a few inches of snow! I love one or two snowfalls per winter!
  • by Ralph Location: Williamston on Feb 17, 2012 at 07:29 PM
    For people that are intrested in weather I bet you to a tee- that we will see lots of wrap around moisture for Sunday night that we will see some hard snow showers sun-night-it is changing all the time just need the temps to be alittle colder
    • reply
      by Dave on Feb 19, 2012 at 03:35 PM in reply to Ralph
      That is why WITN stands for Weather Is The News!
  • by Anonymous on Feb 17, 2012 at 02:51 PM
    Well, time to head to Wally World and sell them out of bread, milk, and diapers. Remember those EBT cards and you are doing this for Whitney's legacy!
    • reply
      by Grow up on Feb 17, 2012 at 04:56 PM in reply to
      You sound like a child
      • reply
        by Anonymous on Feb 17, 2012 at 05:42 PM in reply to Grow up
        Get a life, moron.
        • reply
          by Grow up on Feb 19, 2012 at 06:04 PM in reply to
          make me
    • reply
      by Bubba on Feb 18, 2012 at 05:06 AM in reply to
      Yea, I see his point. Stand there in the check out line and compair EBT to cash payments. EBT 50 to 70 percent. I'm just saying.
    • reply
      by Tarjay on Feb 18, 2012 at 02:51 PM in reply to
      I agree but why havent you started shopping at target with us civilized folks?
  • by SierraLeigh Location: Jax on Feb 17, 2012 at 06:01 AM
    LOVE rainy day Sundays! :)
    • reply
      by scarlett on Feb 18, 2012 at 06:07 AM in reply to SierraLeigh
      i love rainy sundays too.but i really love snowy sundays.
      • reply
        by SierraLeigh on Feb 18, 2012 at 09:46 AM in reply to scarlett
        Ooh..not me. LOL! Well actually, if it could snow on Friday afternoons and put just enough down to last through the weekend but be gone by Monday morning, I'd probably love it. :)
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