A light snowfall is expected across most of
eastern North Carolina, including Hatteras and Ocracoke islands, per
the Tuesday morning briefing from the National Weather Service Newport
/ Morehead City office.
As a cold front crosses the region on Wednesday,
precipitation will initially fall as rain, with temperatures above
freezing. Then, beginning in the early afternoon, rain will change to
snow from west to east as temperatures drop below freezing.
With light to moderate snow falling during the
evening commute, snow covered roads will likely significantly impact
travel. Snow will fall all the way to the Outer Banks by the evening,
and will taper off by Wednesday night.
Locally, northern Hatteras Island, (including the
tri-villages), is expected to receive 1-2 inches of snow through early
Thursday morning, which is a noticeable uptick from Monday afternoon’s
briefing. Hatteras village and Ocracoke Island is currently forecast to
receive less than an inch of snow during the event.
Rough seas and strong wind gusts are also forecast from Wednesday afternoon through Thursday morning in all coastal waters.
For more information, visit www.weather.gov/mhx for weather forecast
information, or the National Weather Service office in Newport / Morehead
City’s Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/NWSMoreheadCity/.