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.
It was a cold start to the area this morning. In fact, Greenville airport recorded a temperature that was 2° below the record set back in 1956. The very dry and cool air mass will stick around through the weekend making for a much different feel to the air than this past week.
Old Record: 44° (1956)
New Record: 42°
High pressure moving into the East Coast will bring clear skies and below normal temperatures to Eastern Carolina for the weekend. Afternoon highs will average in the middle 70s both Saturday and Sunday. By Memorial Day some locations may touch 80°. There is little or no chance for rain through the first of the week.
The beaches will see gusty northwest winds at 20 to 25 knots on Saturday with diminishing winds by Sunday afternoon. Folks headed to the beach will see generally sunny skies with highs in the lower to middle 70s and overnight lows in the 50s. A Small Craft Advisory will continue into Saturday afternoon.