11:30 a.m. Saturday: the snow has stopped and is melting quickly
The snow has mostly stopped in Onslow County, and rising temperatures and sunshine have helped melt most of it quickly.
The North Carolina Department of Transportation announced earlier this morning that road conditions could be slippery or icy in some areas, so take your time when traveling today.
For the most part, however, the wintry weather seems to have passed as quickly as it arrived in Onslow.
This is the latest live update from The Daily News on weather conditions in Jacksonville. We will monitor the conditions and share the latest news if they occur.
7:00 a.m. Saturday: Snowing now in Onslow, expected to continue for most of the morning
Snow is falling quite heavily right now across Onslow County, and the National Weather Service expects it to continue for most of the morning.
NWS meteorologist Shane Kearns said it was snowing in very good clips in Onslow County, and they expect it to continue for the next two hours. However, he said temperatures are still a few degrees above freezing, so they still don’t expect much road impact.
“If it’s snowing hard enough there could be some minor accumulation,” Kearns said. “It would be more favorable for some buildup on elevated surfaces, bridges, overpasses, that sort of thing.”
Kearns said residents should expect steady snow until 8 or 9 a.m., then it should ease with more scattered flurries throughout the morning, before stopping. completely at noon.
Temperatures for the rest of the day are expected to be quite cold, with highs in the 30s, according to Kearns.
6:45 p.m. Friday: Just a light dusting of snow expected
The National Weather Service said Friday evening that no changes to the forecast had been made and a dusting is all that is expected for Onslow County on Saturday morning.
The Jacksonville City Government posted Friday night to give you extra travel time on Saturday morning and to slow down, just in case there are dangerous road conditions.
4:15 p.m. Friday: no change to the forecast for Friday and Saturday
No changes were made to the forecast for winter conditions expected from Friday evening to Saturday morning.
National Weather Service meteorologist Erik Heden said they still expect less than an inch for the Onslow area, most likely a dusting if any.
11:30 a.m. Friday: Snow likely for Onslow Saturday morning, but not much
Snow is expected for Onslow County for the second weekend in a row.
The National Weather Service is predicting rain and snow from Friday night through Saturday morning, though it’s not expected to be like last weekend. Meteorologist Erik Heden said there will be rain, especially tonight, but there won’t be any problems until early in the night.
Heden said temperatures when people go out for dinner on Friday will be well above freezing, predicting 45 degrees around 5 p.m. He said not to expect anything before midnight.
“Late tonight and tomorrow as the storm moves away from us, it’s very windy and colder,” Heden said. “As the cold air comes in, there will be some humidity around, and we will have some snow on Saturday morning. When I mean little, I mean little. It will mostly fall from the sky and doesn’t really stack up. If it does stack up, maybe on the grass, maybe on the decks, but not like last time.
Heden said the coldest places in the yard are where residents can see dust due to morning temperatures just below zero. With a high of 36 degrees tomorrow, he said it will gradually become sunny by tomorrow afternoon, so any snow that does appear will be between dawn and 9 a.m.
“Whatever happens in the morning will be a distant memory,” Heden said. “It will be a cold and windy day tomorrow, very very windy, but the high temperature will be above freezing. With the sun and all that, it will melt no matter what.”
Heden said they wanted to make sure people aren’t canceling anything unnecessarily.
For the latest snowfall forecast for the Morehead City area, visit weather.gov/mhx/winter.
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