...Winter Storm Warning remains in effect from 8 PM this evening to 8 PM EDT Saturday...
* locations...higher elevations of the North Carolina mountains and far southwestern Virginia.
* Hazard types...heavy snow for higher elevations.
* Accumulations...snow accumulation of 3 to 6 inches...with locally higher amounts above elevations of 3500 feet.
* Timing...Friday evening through Saturday evening.
* Impacts...locally heavy snow...in addition to strong winds... will down some trees and cause power outages. Roads will become slick at higher elevations.
* Winds...northwest 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 50 mph. Highest gusts will occur mainly on Saturday afternoon and evening.
A Winter Storm Warning for heavy snow means severe winter weather conditions are expected or occurring. Significant amounts of snow are forecast that will make travel dangerous. Only travel in an emergency. If you must travel...keep an extra flashlight...food... and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency.