EASTERN CAROLINA -

The Winter Weather Advisory for Eastern Carolina has been once again been extended, and will last until Wednesday morning.

The Winter Weather Advisory will be in effect from now until 7 a.m. Wednesday for the following counties-- Beaufort, Carteret, Craven, Greene, Jones, Lenoir, mainland Hyde, Martin, Pamlico, Pitt, Tyrrell and Washington Counties.

Duplin and Onslow Counties, which were previously not included in the advisory, have been added as well.

According to the National Weather Service, icy roads and freezing rain are possible Tuesday evening and overnight.

The high pressure will nose south over the region through Tuesday night, which will act to keep a cold air mass across the region. Freezing rain or freezing drizzle will develop Tuesday night across inland counties where temperatures will fall several degrees below freezing-- mainly along and west of Highway 17.

Sub-freezing temperatures combined with freezing rain or drizzle may create hazardous driving conditions across the coastal plain counties Tuesday night into early Wednesday morning, especially on bridges and overpasses, according to the NWS.

Areas of black ice are possible on untreated roads, especially on bridges and overpasses. Freezing rain and drizzle will impact Duplin and Onslow Counties overnight, mainly along and west of Highway 17.


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The Winter Weather Advisory for most of Eastern Carolina has been extended until Tuesday evening.

Due to the freezing rain that is falling across Eastern Carolina, the Winter Weather Advisory has been extended until 5 p.m. Tuesday for the following counties-- Beaufort, Carteret, Craven, Greene, Jones, Lenoir, Martin, Pitt, Hyde, Tyrrell and Washington Counties.

Patchy light freezing rain and drizzle are expected to last into early Tuesday afternoon.

A Winter Weather advisory for black ice means that snow, slush and ice-covered roads will result in treacherous road conditions. Areas of black ice are possible on untreated roads, especially on bridges and overpasses. Freezing rain and drizzle will also impact inland coastal plain counties.

PICTURED HERE is an apparent ice-related wreck on Williams Road in Greenville Tuesday morning.

CLICK: Video report of Tuesday morning's wrecks.

CLICK: More photos of Tuesday morning's wrecks.

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Black ice and single digit wind chills will be the biggest threat Tuesday morning until about 10 a.m.

A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for every county in Eastern Carolina (except Pender, Chowan and Bertie Counties) until 11 a.m.

Expect Tuesday to be cold and cloudy all day. Scattered light rain showers will begin pushing in off the ocean in the late morning through the afternoon. Winds will stay breezy and out of the north Tuesday, so anticipate feeling like the low 30s all day.

Overnight, there is a slight chance for some light freezing drizzle. 

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The wintry precipitation, for the most part, has moved off the coast.

With the exception of some patchy freezing drizzle, we should remain dry overnight.

With temperatures below freezing, black ice will be the biggest threat. We remain bellow freezing until mid morning on Tuesday. As a result, a Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect for Eastern Carolina until 11 a.m. Tuesday.

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