WE ARE TRACKING RAIN TURNING TO A WINTRY MIX THURSDAY NIGHT INTO FRIDAY MORNING
MUCH COLDER AND BREEZY ON FRIDAY
A WARM UP BEGINS ON SATURDAY
WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY for Martin, Pitt, Greene, Lenoir, Beaufort, Craven, Jones, Tyrrell, Washington, and Hyde from 6 PM this evening until 4 AM Friday.
THURSDAY NIGHT: Winter Weather Advisory. Mix of sleet and freezing rain ends. Clearing inland late. Blustery and colder. Lows: 22 to 26 north, 26 to 22 south. North wind 15 to 25 mph.
FRIDAY: Blustery and cold. Mix of clouds and sun PM. Highs: 30 to 36 inland, 34 to 38 coastal. North wind 10 to 20 mph.
FRIDAY NIGHT: Skies slowly clearing, still cold. Lows: 18-22 inland, 24-28 coastal. Northwest wind 5-10 mph
We are tracking a return of winter weather in the StormTrack 12 Weather Center. A cold front has pushed through the area dropping off temperatures significantly. It has brought rain and breezing winds from 10-20 mph, gusting 30-40 mph.
Rain turns over to a mix of sleet or freezing rain tonight. Slick spots may develop on the roadways. Bridges and over passes are the main concern as cold air is able to become locked underneath them.
Temperatures struggle to reach above the freezing mark for most locations on Friday which keep slick roadways as a factor during the day. Sunshine will help dry up roadways on Friday, but temperatures dropping into the 20s will refreeze any ponding the roads.
The weekend has a much better forecast including sunshine and warming temperatures. Highs will reach the 50s on Saturday and 60s by Sunday.
The next disturbance will increase our clouds on Tuesday with a late day chance of rain. Wednesday will bring a 30 percent chance for rain with cloudy skies.
Highs into the low 30s Friday and lows dropping into the 20s on Friday night. We warm back to the low 50s on Saturday, with near 60 to the mid 60s Sunday through Wednesday. Near 40 Sunday night and Monday night, with upper 40s Tuesday night and low 50s Wednesday night.
You can always get the latest forecast and weather information on NewsChannel 12, wcti12.com and on the StormTrack 12 weather app.
Our normal high 62°, low 39°.