A winter storm warning goes into effect at 7 a.m. Friday for Beaufort, Dare, mainland Hyde, Martin, Tyrrell and Washington counties. A winter storm advisory goes into effect at 7 a.m. Friday for the rest of Eastern Carolina. The threats are snow, sleet and freezing rain.
Up to 3 million people, or about a fifth of Florida’s population, lost power at various points during Tuesday afternoon due to storms and a minor glitch in an electrical grid. While many areas were hit hard, the outages were short lived and only about 20,000 people lacked electricity during the evening commute home. Evening power outages were largely caused by severe thunderstorms that were moving through the central and southeastern portions of the state. The sporadic outages spanned 300 miles of the peninsula but appeared to be concentrated in the southeast portion of the state. Miami International Airport, the Port of Miami and the area’s rail and bus transportation were working normally, although some places briefly relied on generator power.