Dare County Prepares for Winter Weather

As of February 20, mainland Dare County in under a Winter Storm Warning while the northern beaches, including Duck, are under a Winter Weather Advisory. Wind and High Surf Advisories have also been issued. North winds 30 to 40 mph with gusts up to 50 mph are expected.

Forecast now shows greater snow accumulation possible with the change over from rain to snow between 11 pm tonight and 2 am tomorrow.  While temperatures are still forecast to remain above freezing until Friday night, road conditions overnight and into Friday morning could make travel hazardous.

For more details on the forecast, warnings and advisories that are in place visit NWS Newport/Morehead City.   For statewide road conditions visit NCDOOT DRIVENC.