…WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM SATURDAY TO 8 AM EST MONDAY…
* WHAT…Heavy mixed precipitation expected. Total snow accumulations of 6 to 10 inches are expected across the mountain
valleys and extreme northeast Georgia, with 8 to 12 inches along and near the Blue Ridge Escarpment, and 12 to 20 inches at
elevations above 4000 feet. Ice accumulations of up to one tenth of an inch are also possible. Winds gusting as high as 35 mph.
* WHERE…The mountains of the Carolinas and northeast Georgia.
* WHEN…From 6 PM Saturday to 8 AM EST Monday.
* IMPACTS…Travel could be very difficult to impossible. The hazardous conditions could impact the morning commute.
* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Precipitation may begin as early as Saturday afternoon across parts of the mountains, eventually
falling as mostly snow and increasing in coverage and intensity late Saturday night. The precipitation may briefly change to
sleet and freezing rain before tapering off Sunday afternoon and evening in most areas, although snow showers are expected to
linger along the Tennessee border into Monday morning.
Widespread black ice should be expected Monday morning, and may be a concern into the middle of the week.
A Winter Storm Warning means significant amounts of snow, sleet, and ice are expected or occurring. Strong winds are also
possible. This will make travel very hazardous or impossible.
Only travel in an emergency.
If you must travel, keep a flashlight, food, and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency.
Prepare for possible power outages.