A winter weather advisory has been issued for all of eastern Carolina except Carteret, Onslow, and Duplin counties from 6pm Thursday through 4am Friday. Light freezing rain and sleet will be possible.
Plunging temperatures and high winds rocked most of the Northeast including New York state on Wednesday. A cold front and arctic air roared into New York before dawn, sending Tuesday’s almost springlike temperatures plummeting. Buffalo went from 53 degrees at 3 a.m. Wednesday to 15 degrees by noon. Classes were canceled at most area schools. High winds were suspected of collapsing a scaffold at a Brooklyn building that killed a construction worker and seriously injured another Wednesday morning. The National Weather Service in Buffalo reported sustained winds of 40 to 50 mph, with a peak gust of 68 mph around 10:30 a.m. Across the state, peaks of 46 mph were reported at LaGuardia Airport and close to 50 mph at Kennedy Airport.