A winter weather advisory has been issued for all of eastern Carolina except Carteret, Onslow, and Duplin counties through 4am Friday. Light freezing rain and sleet will be possible.
Scattered snowflakes will taper off around the Albemarle Sound through the Outer Banks by 9:00 am Friday morning. The cold air, however, will stick around through the day.
Northwest winds at 15 to 25+ mph will make it feel like the low to mid 20s throughout the day Friday. The actual air temperature will not get much above 35° Friday afternoon, despite sunny skies.
After upper teens early Saturday, temps will reach the mid 40s with much lighter winds and continued mostly sunny skies. By Sunday we'll reach 60° with an afternoon shower possible.
Another frigid blast will arrive late Monday into Tuesday of next week with highs again in the 30s and lows in the teens.
A Wind Advisory and Coastal Flood Advisory will be in effect until 4:00 pm Friday for Dare, Hyde and Carteret counties. Wind gusts up to 40 mph will cause water level rises of 2 to 3 feet along the soundside of the Outer Banks as well as soundside eastern Carteret county. The winds and flood threat will taper down as the sun sets.