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.
Warm temperatures will continue on Friday as afternoon highs reach the lower to middle 80s. A stray shower is possible by late in the day but most communities will remain dry. A slow-moving cold front will drop into eastern Carolina on Saturday increasing cloud cover and the threat for showers. Highs over the weekend will average in the upper 70s with overnight lows in the lower 60s.