Winter advisory issued for Albemarle

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A winter advisory has been issued for 1 to 2 inches of snow and a light ice accumulation Monday in all of the Albemarle region in northeastern North Carolina.

The National Weather Service says rain will fall Monday before turning to rain and sleet by 3 p.m. with temperatures falling to around 32 — the freezing point — by 4 p.m. in Elizabeth City.

Winds will be from the north at 11 to 21 mph, with gusts as high as 31 mph. The chance of precipitation is 100 percent. Sleet accumulation of less than an inch is possible.

Monday night will see snow and sleet likely before midnight, then a slight chance of snow. The overnight low will be 23, and it will be blustery with a north wind of 15 to 21 mph with gusts to 31 mph. The chance of precipitation is 60 percent, with new snow and sleet accumulation of less than an inch possible.

The Weather Service warned of potentially hazardous road conditions due to snow and ice on Monday.

The advisory is in effect from 11 a.m. Monday to midnight.

Tuesday will be partly sunny with a high near 38, according to the Weather Service.

A chance of rain returns to the area Thursday and Friday as temperatures slowly warm up to the upper 40s and low 50s.