March 11, 2017

Snow still Possible; Warmer and
Stronger Monday / Tuesday Storm to Follow

BY JOY CRIST


There 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.

The 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.

Per 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/.

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