Snow not expected in area


Staff Writer

Friday, January 11, 2019

While western North Carolina will witness wintry weather this weekend, the Twin Counties shouldn't see snowfall, according to forecasters.

Tonight should be clear with the sky becoming partly cloudy as the evening grows. Nash and Edgecombe counties will be cold with lows in the mid 20s, according to duty meteorologists with the National Weather Service in Raleigh.

Saturday and Sunday will be cold and wet with a 90 percent chance of rain, according to the latest weather models.

Gov. Roy Cooper on Thursday night issued a warning to western county residents and a reminder to eastern county North Carolinians to be prepared for the worst.

“Our emergency managers and DOT engineers are watching the forecast closely and making sure North Carolina is prepared for more winter weather,” Cooper said. “Residents should monitor their local forecast and make sure they are prepared as well.”

To be prepared for winter weather, state emergency management officials urge residents to always keep enough non-perishable food to last for three days. Keep fresh batteries on hand for weather radios and flashlights. Use a weather radio, weather app, or stay tuned to local news media to monitor for changing weather conditions.