The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for Johnston County starting at midnight Thursday until 6:00pm Friday. The Winter Weather Advisory is no longer in effect.
Forecasters have increased the amount of precipitation expected to fall across Johnston County from less than one inch of snow to the latest forecast of 1 to 2 inches of accumulating show along with one- to two-tenths of an inch of ice.
Precipitation will begin briefly as a mixture of snow and sleet Thursday night then quickly change to freezing rain Friday morning. The freezing rain will change to rain by early Friday afternoon.
Travel will become slick Thursday night and Friday then gradually improve by late-Friday or Friday evening as temperatures warm through the 30s and the rain falls. Winds from the northeast 10-20mph with gusts up to 35mph will be possible and could result in downed limbs and power lines.
A Winter Storm Warning means significant amounts of snow, sleet and ice are expected. Strong winds are also possible. This will make travel very hazardous or impossible.