Updated at 6:57 p.m.
With a wind chill advisory in effect until 9 a.m. Saturday, the National Weather Service reccommends strategically bundling up before heading outside.
Even after the advisory is out, breezes will still be prevalent throughout the region.
According to the NWS forecast, surface winds will reach up to 9 mph in Jacksonville Saturday afternoon, and even with the sun out, the temperature will still be below freezing in the high 20s.
In Kinston, surface winds will about the same speed but the temperatures will be in the lower 20s.
The same goes for New Bern, with surface winds at 9 mph and temperatures just around 20 degrees.
Wind chill is a combination of the temperature and wind speed, measured by the "chilling" effect is has on exposed skin.
Robert Frederick, a meterologist with the National Weather Service in Morehead City, said leaving as little skin exposed as possible is key.
"The main thing is just wear multiple layers to stay warm," Frederick said. "And don't stay out in the cold unless you really have to."
The final touch before going outside? Don't forget a hat, Frederick said.
"Most people lose most of the heat in their body through their head so if you have a hat on it really helps," Frederick said.
Updated at 2:53 p.m.
In Jacksonville, some ice patches from Thursday's snow are thawing out as the afternoon sun hit and temperatures reached 33 degrees Friday.
Regionally, temperatures stayed between 30-32 degrees 3 p.m. Friday, according to the National Weather Service.
Record lows are likely in Onslow County, according to NWS reports.
"Light winds will mean wind chills will once again fall to as low as -3 degrees," said the report.
Dail said temperatures will remain in the single digits tonight as the sun goes down.
"So it's going to very cold tonight again,"Casey Dail, a meterologist with the National Weather Service, said.
Again, any accumulation that thawed out is expected to freeze as temperatures drop.
"There has been some thawing with the full sun the last two days but spots, in the shade, obviously are slick and icy," Dail said.
Updated at 9:11 a.m.
The Jacksonville Police Department was kept busy Thursday as more motorists took to the streets. The agency responded to 14 wrecks and provided 45 assists to drivers from 6 a.m. through 6 p.m. Thursday.
Holly Ridge Police Chief Keith Whaley reported a calm night for patrol officers Thursday night though an officer reporting to work this morning assisted with a wreck on Dawson Cabin Road. The wreck involving a vehicle that slid off the roadway did not injure the driver, according to N.C. State Highway Patrol 1st Sgt. David Oglesby.
Oglesby said his troopers handled a "bunch of assist calls" after drivers lost control on the slick roads and slid onto the shoulder or into the ditch. Oglesby said main roads are fairly clear but secondary roads are "treacherous." Oglesby recommends people stay off the roads if possible but if they must embark on a journey to "use caution and allow more time for travel."
Oglesby’s sentiment is shared by others in law enforcement.
Onslow County Sheriff’s Office Col. Donnie Worrell said secondary road conditions are "treacherous." The OCSO received several wreck calls that were then given to other agencies. Worrell reports that the roads in Onslow County are "covered in a layer of ice" and continues to advise citizens to stay off the roads.
"If you do drive, use extreme caution and allow yourself plenty of time for travel," Worrell said.
Swansboro Police Department reports only one incident Thursday night involving a "minor" wreck when one vehicle slid into the rear of another car at an intersection. Other than that, traffic volume was light to non-existent after 10 p.m., according to Lt. Dwayne Taylor.
The N.C. Department of Transportation reports roadways are partially covered with snow and ice in Onslow and Duplin counties with partially covered roadways in Carteret County. NCDOT is reporting roads in Jones County to be clear with possible icy spots, according to the state agency’s Travel Information (TIMS) website.
Updated at 8:36 a.m.
The North Carolina Department of Transportation will have additional help with roadway clearing in the Onslow County area today.
Brian Rick, communications officer for DOT Division 2 and 3, said additional trucks will be arriving today from Division 9 (Winston-Salem) to assist with clearing operations.
“We will have a short window to clear roadways today, tomorrow and Sunday due to extreme low night-time temperatures and temps that will not reach above freezing during the day,” Rick said.
Rick said there are trouble spots on all routes in Onslow County Friday morning and U.S. 258 has been among the difficult areas.
He said DOT crews worked all day Thursday on that area with trucks with plows and graders but there were some areas that were compacted and frozen to the pavement that resisted plowing in the low temperatures.
With temperatures continuing below freezing, the same conditions are expected today, Rick said.
NCDOT plows the following roads known as 'bare pavement routes' first:
2. Four-lane divided highways
3. Other routes essential to moving traffic
After bare pavement routes:
1. Secondary roads/streets
Friday 7 a.m. update
A wind chill advisory remains in effect across Eastern North Carolina until 10 a.m. and temperatures are expected to hover around freezing, keeping the potential for icy road conditions this morning.
Meteorologist John Elardo with the National Weather Service forecast office in Newport said the cold temperatures are expected to stay just below freezing into the weekend and that will keep snow and ice on the ground for couple more days, particularly in shady areas.
“It is going to be a slow thawing out period,” Elardo said.
Elardo said it will be dry and sunny today, which will help to melt some areas and allow for continuing road clearing.
While caution is advised on the roads, Elardo said anyone venturing outdoors should dress appropriately today for bitter cold.
The cold temperatures combined with the wind have wind chill around zero to 10 degrees, which can cause frostbite in as little as 30 minutes to exposed skin, according to the NWS advisory.
Elardo said cold wind chills are again possible Friday night into Saturday morning.