WE ARE TRACKING FALLING TEMPERATURES WITH RAIN DEVELOPING THURSDAY
BE ON THE ALERT FOR A WINTRY MIX THURSDAY NIGHT INTO FRIDAY MORNING
MUCH COLDER AND BREEZY ON FRIDAY
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: AM- Becoming cloudy, breezy and warm. Early day Highs: 52 to 62 north, 64 to 70 south. PM- Cloudy with a scattered showers north to south. Temperatures falling into the 40s. Southwest wind becoming north 10 to 20 mph.
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.
We are tracking a return of winter weather in the StormTrack 12 Weather Center. A cold front to our north will slide south increasing rain clouds tonight. Rain may develop north by daybreak.
As the front pushes into the region Thursday, rain will be likely. The flow will shift to the north and start temperatures falling though the day. Winds will pick up with those colder temperatures.
StormTrack 12 meteorologists are tracking a wintry mix as a possibility for late Thursday night and Friday morning. Be on the alert for slick spots with some developing with freezing rain and sleet. This could produce a trace to an tenth to a quarter of inch of ice, especially north.
Friday will be a much colder day as we struggle to get out of the mid 30s. This would be a huge two day turn around as we hit 82 for our high today. The middle 30s on Friday would leave us with almost a 50° swing in highs.
A second disturbance will slide into the area during the afternoon on Friday and keep, or redevelop, freezing rain or drizzle.
As the clouds clear the area on Friday night, we can expect a cold night.
High pressure will become the main feature Saturday through Monday. Temperatures will begin to rise, with partly to mostly sunny skies for eastern Carolina.
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 in the low 50s Thursday and mid 30s on Friday. We warm back to the low 50s on Saturday, with near 60 to the mid 60s Sunday through Wednesday. Lows falling through the 60s to 50s tonight, low 20s Friday night and mid 30s Saturday night. 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°.