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Area Under Winter Weather Advisory

The National Weather Service Office in Wakefield, Virginia has issued the following weather advisory for the North Carolina Counties of Bertie, Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Hertford, Gates, Pasquotank and Perquimans.

A Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect from Friday, January 25 at 1 pm through Saturday, January 26 at 1 am (local time).

The National Weather Service is predicting snow fall in the affected counties, mixing with or changing to all sleet near the Virginia / North Carolina border.  Precipitation will be in the form of snow to sleet to freezing rain closer to the Albemarle Sound.

Accumulation of snow and sleet is predicted to be approximately 1 inch.  Ice accumulation is predicted to be abot a tenth of an inch or less.

Temperatures will begin in the mid 30’s and drop to around 30 later in the day.

The Weather Service predicts snow will develop during the afternoon and possibly change to sleet and freezing rain around 6 to 8 pm.

Drivers on area highways are warned that hazardhous driving conditions will develop later in the afternoon and persist into the evening as the snowfall accumulates and changes over to sleet and freezing rain.  Drivers should be prepared for slippery roads and limited visibility.

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