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.
The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning for all of North Carolina except the Outer Banks from 9 am to 6 pm on Wednesday. Strong Canadian high pressure building into North Carolina from the west will produce strong northwesterly winds of 15 to 25 mph
over interior sections and 20 to 35 mph along the coast. Relative humidity levels will decrease to between 20 and 25 percent during the afternoon. The strong winds and low relative humidity levels will increase the threat of wildfires throughout the day.
A Red Flag Warning means that weather conditions will be critical for fire danger. Strong winds and low relative humidity will enhance the wildfire growth potential. Because of the dry conditions no outside burning of any type should be attempted. If you see a brush or
grass fire in your area report it to the local fire department immediately.