Light Precipitation Falls Ahead Of Winter Storm; Watch In Effect
RALEIGH, N.C. — A mixture of precipitation has begun falling on portions of North Carolina in advance of a winter storm expected to bring significant icy weather to the state over two days.
The National Weather Service reported light precipitation north of a line from Charlotte to Sanford to Rocky Mount. Snow was reported in Winston-Salem Monday afternoon.
No significant accumulation was expected with Monday's weather.
Forecasters issued a winter storm watch for much of North Carolina from Tuesday through Thursday morning. Up to 8 inches of snow are possible in the mountains, with up to 6 inches of snow are expected along the Interstate 85 corridor. Up to 4 inches of snow could fall elsewhere in the western part of the state.
Here is the latest statement from the National Weather Service: