Another round of snow, winter weather expected in Craven County on Friday

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Craven County has a high chance of receiving more snow on this weekend.

According to National Weather Services, as temperatures drop below freezing on Friday, the range of possible snow accumulation amounts remains large for most of Eastern North Carolina.

About 1 to 2 inches of snow is predicted to fall in Craven County, same as the recent winter storm, said Scott Kennedy, meteorologist for NWS.

"It's gonna start off as rain on Friday, and it will change over to snow at some point Friday night and continue into Saturday morning," Kennedy said.

According to the National Weather Service, about 1 inch of snow is predicted to fall in New Bern, Craven County on Friday night into Saturday sunrise.
According to the National Weather Service, about 1 inch of snow is predicted to fall in New Bern, Craven County on Friday night into Saturday sunrise.

He said the total amount of snow accumulation is still up in the air for ENC because it depends on how quickly the cold air moves back in.

The forecast states it will likely begin raining before 10 p.m. on Friday and then turn into snow between 10 p.m. and 4 a.m. There is also a chance of snow after 4 a.m. into Saturday morning sunrise.

Temperatures are expected to drop to as low as 29 degrees on Friday night, but freezing rain and sleet are not predicted to fall, Kennedy said.

"I wouldn't equate it to the last storm at all," he said. "The roads will still be icy, but there won't be an ice storm where it's collected on the trees like we had with the last one."

Stay cautious, because there is a chance Saturday night anything that doesn't melt will refreeze as temperatures are expected to drop to 17 degrees.

This article originally appeared on Sun Journal: Craven County, NC weather: Snow, Friday, Saturday weather predictions

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