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Severe Weather Alert Day in effect on Friday

NEW BERN, Craven County - StormTrack12 has declared a Severe Weather Alert Day Friday.

A Winter Storm Warning was for issued for Beaufort, Hyde, Tyrrell, Washington, Martin and Bertie Counties from 7 a.m. Friday until Midnight.  

A Winter Weather Advisory was issued for Carteret, Onslow, Duplin, Jones, Craven, Pamlico, Lenoir, Greene, and Pitt Counties from 7 a.m. Friday until Midnight. 

An area of low pressure will develop this morning off the South Carolina coast. This storm will track just offshore of our area during the today. We can expect the entire gamut of precipitation types during this storm, depending on your exact location.

With cold air in place over all of Eastern Carolina this morning, when the precipitation initially begins along the Crystal coast we'll see a quick burst of snow, change to sleet and freezing rain. By mid-morning this will transition over to plain rain and remain a cold rain through the afternoon hours south of a Kenansville/New Bern/Oriental line.

The cold air will stay entrenched longer for central areas west of Highway 17. This means a slushy accumulation before a change to sleet and freezing rain by late morning and likely not transitioning over to plain rain until early-afternoon. This means a ¼" to 1/3" inch of ice could form on surfaces.

For areas north of Highway 264, expect a late morning start to the precipitation, but a longer duration of it as snow.

For counties along Highway 64, especially near the Albemarle Sound, this will be mainly a snow event. 2" to 3" of snow accumulation will be possible.

All the precipitation will end by sunset Friday and skies clear out. This however will lead to Black Ice issues overnight into Saturday morning as temperatures will dip back into the 20s.

Arctic air will move in during the day on Saturday causing highs to struggle to make it into the mid-30s.

Black ice will also be an issue Saturday night and all day Sunday through Sunday night as temperatures will remain below freezing until mid-morning on Monday.

Stay with StormTrack12 as we continue to monitor this winter weather event. A change in the track of the coastal storm 20 to 30 miles either way could mean the difference between more rain or more snow and ice at your location.

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StormTrack12 is declaring a Severe Weather Alert day on Friday.

Winter Storm Warnings go into effect 7 AM Friday for Dare, Washington, Tyrrell, Martin, Beaufort and Hyde counties.

Winter Weather Advisories go into effect 7 AM Friday for Pitt, Greene, Duplin, Craven, Pamlico, Lenoir, Jones, Onslow, and Carteret counties. 

An area of low pressure will develop late tonight off the South Carolina coast. This storm will track just offshore of our area during the day on Friday. We can expect the entire gamut of precipitation types during this storm, depending on our exact location. With cold air in place over all of Eastern Carolina Friday morning, when the precipitation initially begins along the Crystal coast we'll see a quick burst of snow, change to sleet and freezing rain. By mid-morning this will transition over to plain rain and remain a cold rain through the afternoon hours.

The cold air will stay entrenched longer for central areas west of Highway 17. This means a slushy accumulation before a change to sleet and freezing rain by late morning and likely not transitioning over to plain rain until mid-afternoon. This means a ¼" to 1/3" inch of ice could form on surfaces.

For areas north of Highway 264, expect a late morning start to the precipitation, but a longer duration of it as snow.

Counties along Highway 64, especially near the Albemarle Sound, this will be mainly a snow event. 1" to 2" of snow accumulation will be possible.

All the precipitation will end by sunset Friday and skies clear out. This however will lead to Black Ice issues overnight into Saturday morning as temperatures will dip back into the 20s.

Arctic air will move in during the day on Saturday causing highs to struggle to make it into the mid-30s.

Black ice will also be an issue Saturday night and all day Sunday through Sunday night as temperatures will remain below freezing until mid-morning on Monday.

Stay with StormTrack12 as we continue to monitor this winter weather event. A change in the track of the coastal storm 20 to 30 miles either way could mean the difference between more rain or more snow and ice at your location.


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