A Winter Storm Warning is in effect for Pitt, Greene, Martin, Wayne, Halifax, Nash and Wilson counties in our area. Severe winter weather conditions are expected in these counties by late Saturday afternoon. A Winter Storm Watch is in effect for Craven, Beaufort, Washington, Tyrrell, Bertie, Northampton, Hertford, Gates, Chowan, Perquimans, Camden and Currituck counties. Severe winter weather conditions will be possible in these areas late Saturday or Saturday night. Coastal residents should also monitor the storm even though no watches and warnings are in effect at this time.
The storm could leave several inches of snow in some interior sections with lesser amounts near the coast. Coastal areas are expected to see mainly rain with the possibility of some snow before the storm ends early Sunday morning. Much colder air will follow the storm late Saturday night and Sunday.