Turning Cold, Wet, and Windy, Winter Advisory Thursday Night.....
Winter Weather Advisory: A winter weather advisory has been issued for all of eastern Carolina except Carteret, Onslow, and Duplin counties from 6pm Thursday through 4am Friday. Light freezing rain and sleet will be possible. Warmer ground temps should keep most roads okay, but patchy black ice will be possible, with slick spots possible on bridges and overpasses late tonight into early Friday
Morning temperatures will register in the 60s, but quickly cool to the 40s and 30s by the afternoon. A strong cold front will bring showers and gusty winds to the area late in the morning through the afternoon hours.
Most of the afternoon will feature cooling temperatures and on/off showers. Rainfall totals will range between 0.5" and 1.00". The precipitation may transition to a bit of freezing rain and sleet Thursday night but significant problems are not expected. By late Thursday night we could see temperatures in the upper 20s.
Dry but cool conditions will continue through the weekend, with lows at or below freezing. Afternoon highs should hit the lower to middle 50s.
Thursday: Cloudy with a 90% risk of rain by late morning and continuing through the afternoon. Highs in the middle 50s early then falling into the 30s by late afternoon. North winds at 15 to 20 mph will drop wind chill values into the mid 20s by quitting time.
Thursday Night: A 70% risk light rain, changing to light sleet or freezing rain from 7pm to 3am. Lows in the upper 20s, with northerly winds at 10 to 20 mph. Wind chills: 13-18 degrees.
Friday: Clouds early, then clearing out for a sunny and cold afternoon. Highs in the mid 30s, with northeast 10 to 15 mph.
*Gale Warning for all waters Thursday*
Winds will shift from southwest to north at 20 to 30 knots on Thursday. North winds at 15 to 20 knots can be expected on Friday. Wave heights will be 4 to 7 feet near shore. Swells will be around 2 to 3 feet on the Albemarle and Pamlico Sounds.
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