is still moderate confidence of an inch or less of snow accumulations
across portions of Eastern NC, per the latest 6 a.m. Saturday briefing
from the National Weather Service office in Morehead City.
Accumulations are expected mainly on elevated surfaces, due to warm
ground temperatures and slightly above freezing surface temperatures.
A stronger and warmer storm system is likely for Monday and Tuesday, with wind and rain that could be heavy at times.
steadiest precipitation will be in southern coastal counties, including
Carteret, Onslow, Jones, Craven and Duplin. These locations have best
chance to see 1” of snow. Elsewhere, little to no snow accumulation is
expected due to light precipitation and warm ground temperatures. All
precipitation will end early Sunday afternoon.
the map accompanying Saturday’s briefing, Hatteras and Ocracoke Islands
are expected to see less than 1” of total snowfall. Icing is not
expected at this time.
The public can review updates on the
weekend weather forecast at http://www.weather.gov/mhx/
or via the US National Weather Service Newport/Morehead City NC
Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/NWSMoreheadCity/.
Confidence Growing for Potential Snow and Rain on Hatteras Island
Snow Possible this Weekend in Outer Banks & Eastern NC