A winter weather advisory is in effect until 7am on Saturday for Beaufort, Mainland Hyde, Martin, Outer Banks Dare, Tyrrell, Washington and western Dare County. The threats are black ice and slick roadways.
A weak cold front will drift into eastern Carolina Wednesday afternoon causing an increase in shower and thunderstorm activity. Some of the storms could become strong to severe, with the main threat being gusty winds and locally heavy rainfall. The showers will diminish Wednesday night with clearing skies after midnight. Sunshine and seasonably warm highs in the upper 80s can be expected on Thursday.