State News

Snow moving into N.C. mountains

Posted November 25, 2008 4:01 a.m. EST
Updated November 25, 2008 10:57 a.m. EST

— A winter storm warning is in effect for the northern mountains of western North Carolina, where up to 4 inches of snow are expected.

The warning is in effect for Avery, Yancey and Mitchell counties from 7 a.m. Tuesday until 7 a.m. Wednesday.

The National Weather Service said that bands of snow had begun to move from Tennessee into the mountains Tuesday morning and likely would make driving hazardous later in the day.

"Bands of snow showers have started to move across northeast
Tennessee to reach the northern mountains of North Carolina," the National Weather Service said.

"Flurries and a few snow showers will also move into the Smokies from time to time, but snow should be much less," forecasters added.

The Triangle will be partly cloudy, windy and chilly with a chance of sprinkles and spotty showers Tuesday afternoon. Highs will be in the upper 40s to low 50s.

Wednesday will be mostly sunny and rather cool with highs in the low to mid 50s. The weather should warm up a little for Thanksgiving and what retailers hope will be Black Friday.