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.
A strong cold front accompanied by an area of low pressure will move across Eastern North Carolina on Saturday evening increasing the threat of showers and possible thunderstorms. The National Weather Service Storm Prediction Center in Oklahoma indicates the southern portion of Eastern North Carolina is under a slight risk for severe weather Saturday night. The zone from Atlanta, Georgia to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina is the area most likely to see a threat for large hail and wind damage. Northward the severe threat is not as great in North Carolina but there is still a threat for some severe weather, especially south of Highway 264. Clearing skies and cooler temperatures will arrive on Sunday with highs only in the 50s.