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.
Eastern North Carolina will be under a slight risk for severe thunderstorms late Monday afternoon into Monday evening as a cold front approaches from the west.
The threat for strong to severe storms will start around 5:00 pm (give or take) well inland, moving to the coast by around midnight.
The primary risk from the late day/evening storms will be wind gusts in excess of 60 mph. There will also be a slight risk for an isolated tornado as well as small hailstones.
The possible severe storms should be isolated in nature. Widespread severe storms are unlikely.
Although thunderstorms will remain possible through Tuesday morning, the storms should stay below severe limits later tonight into tomorrow morning.
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