A winter storm warning is in effect today for Beaufort, Dare, mainland Hyde, Martin, Tyrrell and Washington counties. A winter storm advisory is in effect today for the rest of Eastern Carolina. The threats are snow, sleet and freezing rain.
An area of low pressure that we've been watching over the past few days appears to be developing into a tropical depression east of the Georgia coast. The system has been drifting slowly to the NNE since early yesterday when it was located about 75 miles east of Jacksonville, Florida. Ocean temperatures are currently in the lower 80s in that location which means it is warm enough to develop tropical systems. Overnight the developing storm is expected to drift to the NNE and be positioned just off the central South Carolina coast by late Saturday. All interests along the coasts of Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina are advised to keep posted on the latest statements and advisories by the National Hurricane Center and local National Weather Service Offices.