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.
Every since the official end of winter Eastern North Carolina has been dealing with cold snaps that threaten bushes and fruit trees. Temperatures overnight are expected to fall into the 30s over interior sections with lower 40s on the coast. Areas along and west of Highway 17 have a chance of seeing some frost, but it should be spotty in most areas. Points north and west of a line from Raleigh to Roanoke Rapids could reach the freezing mark with a greater chance of heavy frost. The good news is that after tonight we'll see a strong warming trend that will take temperatures well into the 70s on Thursday and near 80 or Friday and Saturday. It looks like tonight will be the last major frost threat until the fall.