Beaufort County forecasted to receive less than an inch of snow this weekend

Published 7:00 pm Friday, January 28, 2022

Here’s what the forecast for this weekend looks like in Beaufort County, according to the Office of Emergency Services:

Scattered light rain is likely after 6 p.m., and expected to continue through 10 p.m., transitioning to periods of mixed rain and snow between 10 p.m. Friday night and 1 a.m. Saturday morning. Light snow is expected from 1 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday morning for most areas of the Beaufort County, with the heaviest snow, and most of our accumulation occurring between sunrise Saturday and 11 a.m.  All of Beaufort County is now forecasted to receive less than 1 inch of snow, with the northeast corner of our county receiving the most. Snow accumulations are still expected to vary as follows:

  • ¾ to 1 inch for areas along and north of Belhaven, Pantego and Long Acre.
  • ½ to ¾ of an inch for Washington, Bath, Sidney and Pamlico Beach.
  • ½  an inch or less for Chocowinity, Blounts Creek, Edward and Aurora.

Rain and snow is still expected to be somewhat scattered and light as bands move through Beaufort County tonight.

Winds

North winds will begin to increase after sunrise Saturday becoming sustained between 10 and 20 mph, and continuing through the daylight hours. Frequent gust between 20 and 30 mph are expected during this time. North winds between 5 and 10 mph will continue through 7am Sunday before transitioning to the south by noon. These winds along with below freezing temperatures will create windchills in the upper teens to low twenties Saturday, and single digits near sunrise Sunday.

Anticipated Hazards / Things To Prepare For

  • Hazardous Road Conditions:  Road conditions will liekly begin to deteriorate after 11 p.m. Friday night and remain hazardous through the weekend as temperatures are expected to remain at or below freezing through Monday. Any precipitation that remains on the roads Saturday and Sunday evenings is expected to refreeze quickly after sunset each day. Officials encourage everyone to avoid any unnecessary travel Friday night / Saturday morning, and drive with caution through the remainder of the weekend.
  • Cold Temperatures: Again, temperatures are expected to be at or well below freezing Saturday and Sunday, with wind chills ranging between single digits to the low twenties. Make the necessary arrangements to provide safety for outdoor pets / livestock, and protect any vulnerable infrastructure such as exposed water lines from freezing. We also encourage everyone to dress appropriately when going outdoors, and use caution when walking on frozen surfaces such as sidewalks, driveways, entry steps, etc.