Winter Storm Warning in Western North Carolina

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Heavy snowfall likely across Northeast Georgia and the Western Carolinas.
A wave of low pressure moving along a cold front tonight and Saturday morning is expected to bring accumulating snowfall across much of the region. This is likely to cause travel difficulties tonight and Saturday morning.
Winter Storm Warning remains in effect from 7 PM this evening to 1 PM EST Saturday.
Locations: Western North Carolina, the Northeast Georgia mountains, and most of Upstate South Carolina.
Hazards: accumulating snowfall.
Timing: rain will change to a mix of snow and sleet late this afternoon before changing to all snow late this evening. Snow will continue overnight and taper off Saturday morning.
Accumulations: 4 to 7 inches of snow, with isolated higher amounts.
Impacts: The heavy snow will make many roads impassable and may produce widespread power outages due to the weight of the snow on tree limbs and power lines.
Temperatures: lows tonight in the teens across the mountains to upper 20s across the Piedmont.
Winds: north 10 to 15 mph with gusts up to 25 mph.
Visibility: less than one mile at times early Saturday morning.
Recommended actions
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.
Please report snow and ice accumulations by calling the National Weather Service toll free at: (800) 267-8101. Leave a message with your observation and the specific location where it occurred. You can also post your report to National Weather Service Greenville Spartanburg Facebook or tweet your report using Hashtag Nwsgsp.
Stay tuned to NOAA weather radio or your favorite source of weather information for the latest updates. Additional details can be found at www.weather.gov/GSP.

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