Craven County Schools to be closed Tuesday.

Published: Monday, February 10, 2014 at 05:55 PM.

The weather service called the winter storm “a very complex storm system” and expects continued evaluations of the forecast.

The storm is not expected to be followed with freezing temperatures, most likely leading to a quick thaw of any snow or sleet that accumulates by Wednesday night, according to the weather service. High temperatures Wednesday and Thursday are expected to be around 40 degrees or slightly higher. By Friday and through the weekend, high temperatures are predicted to be in the low to middle 50s, around average for this time of year, under mostly sunny skies.

Should the snow accumulate, this would be the third time in two weeks that the area would be impacted by a winter storm. On Jan. 28 and 29, a storm dropped about 2 inches of sleet and snow, and below freezing temperatures kept roads covered in ice for three days.

On Friday, a system that surprised forecasters produced about an inch of snow in the Havelock area, but temperatures that quickly warmed to near 50 degrees melted the snow quickly and no major road hazards were reported.

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