The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for the possibility of sleet and freezing rain tonight and into Tuesday morning.


The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for the possibility of sleet and freezing rain tonight and into Tuesday morning.



The storm will not have major accumulations of sleet and freezing rain, according to the weather service, but it could be enough to cause problems on area roads overnight and into Tuesday morning when temperatures are expected to be below freezing.



According to the forecast, temperatures will drop throughout the day, and rain will begin spreading into Havelock by the afternoon and early evening. That rain is expected to change to sleet and freezing rain before moving off the coast early Tuesday morning. However, with expected low temperatures around 26 degrees, any sleet or freezing rain could create icy roads.



The weather service expects less than a half inch of sleet and ice accumulation for the Havelock area. No snow is expected to fall. Tuesday's high temperature is expected to be 39.



Craven County Schools closed at 1 p.m. Monday and were delayed three hours on Tuesday morning, and the Craven County Board of Commissioners meeting has been postponed from tonight until 7 p.m. on Thursday.



Another system is expected to move in Wednesday, but temperatures in the Havelock area are expected to be above freezing, meaning rain rather than sleet or snow. 



Rain chances remain Thursday and Friday, according to the weather service, before sunny skies and warmer temperatures in the 60s are expected to return for Saturday and Sunday.