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.
Severe weather is possible on Tuesday night as a strong cold front crosses Eastern North Carolina. Along and ahead of the front there will be warm moist and unstable air that should increase the threat for severe weather. Winds could gust to 30 mph ahead of the cold front on Tuesday as temperatures warm into the 70s. As the front approaches a squall line could develop causing damaging winds, hail and possible tornadoes. Rainfall should average between one-half and one inch. The most likely time for severe weather would be Tuesday evening after dark and the threat should be over by sunrise Wednesday. All persons in Eastern North Carolina should continue to monitor the progress of this potentially dangerous weather situation.