Published: Sun, December 09, 2018
Global News | By Blake Casey

Snow to blanket the South this weekend

Snow to blanket the South this weekend

Meanwhile, a Winter Weather Advisory is in effect late Saturday through early Monday morning for Fannin, Gilmer, Pickens, Forsyth, Jackson, Madison, Gwinnett, Barrow, Clarke, Oconee, Oglethorpe, and Walton counties.

Forecasters said the western half of the Triangle - including Orange and Durham counties - could see 4 to 8 inches of snow and ice. Heavy rain with 1 to 3 inches is projected Saturday, with "rates expected to be high at times, increasing the threat of flooding", the weather service said. Total snow accumulations of up to two inches expected late tonight and Sunday morning.

WHAT: Accumulations of snow, sleet and freezing rain are possible.

A 20 percent chance of snow is forecast by the National Weather Service for Saturday morning before 10 a.m.

A major storm is brewing over the southern USA states, threatening to deliver snow, ice and flooding over the coming days. The mountains and foothills west of Interstate 85 could get up to a foot of snow. The flooding is expected to impact the Belleau Woods, Forest Cove, Northshore and Riverside Crest subdivisions, CBS Houston affiliate KHOU reports.

Effects of the storm are expected to stretch to upstate SC, western North Carolina, southern Virginia, southern West Virginia, eastern Tennessee and northern Georgia on Sunday.

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Forecast snowfall totals for Saturday.

The storm starts around midnight Sunday with snow.

Precipitation begins with freezing rain and drizzle in the panhandles of Texas and Oklahoma and possibly into central Oklahoma. Arkansans across the state will experience a system that will bring heavy rains for some, and significant snow accumulation for others. Lighter snow amounts, below one inch, will be possible across northeast Oklahoma.

Power outages are likely and air travel will be restricted.

Earlier forecasts called for up to.5 inch of ice in central and western parts of the state. Highest snow accumulations are expected at high elevations around the Balsams.

Precipitation will exit most areas by daybreak Monday. But here we are December 7th, and we are talking about more than a foot of snow in many parts of our state. Up to 2 inches are possible hourly in coastal towns.

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