Winter Weather Advisory lifted in Eastern North Carolina

EASTERN N.C. - A Winter Weather Advisory was lifted around 7:20 a.m. Friday after a cold weather system arrived in Eastern North Carolina bringing rain and a wintry mix. 

We were tracking a Wintry weather mix that arrived across parts of our region around 3 a.m. 

Cold air held in across the deep inland counties in the predawn hours this morning.  The precipitation started initially as a brief burst of sleet and freezing rain. 

Through the evening another low pressure will be moving out of the Gulf Coast states and tracked directly over Eastern Carolina overnight tonight. 

This will bring the rain back in across Eastern Carolina by sunset and will come down heavy at times overnight tonight through noon Saturday as the storm tracks directly across the region. 

Warm air will surge in ahead of the storm and temperatures will rise form the 40s this afternoon to the 50s overnight tonight and potentially into the mid 60s east of Highway 17 before the storm moves off to the northeast by tomorrow afternoon, taking the rain with it. 

We'll clear the skies out with sunny and seasonal temperatures for Sunday. 

Continue to stay with StormTrack 12 Meteorologists for the latest weather alerts and updates. 

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