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Yes, it’s true: There’s a winter weather advisory for parts of the Triangle

By Aaron Moody

amoody@newsobserver.com

December 08, 2017 08:14 AM

The weather is nasty, and it’s expected to stay that way through much of Saturday.

The Triad, Hillsborough and Chapel Hill are under a winter storm warning until 4 p.m. Saturday, according to the National Weather Service. Snow might accumulate 2 to 4 inches as far east as Orange County, and bridges could become hazardous.

Parts of the Triangle including Wake, Franklin, Vance and Warren counties, are under a winter weather advisory until 4 p.m. Saturday, according to the NWS. This area is forecast to remain at or above freezing, so any precipitation that falls is more likely to accumulate as 1 to 2 inches of slush or wet snow. Roads could become slick.

In both areas, rain could mix with snow before precipitation ends Saturday.

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Several deer feed in the front yard of photographer Greg Stewart between Pittsboro and Siler City, NC as snow falls Friday. A winter weather system moved into the area, dropping several inches of snow in western North Carolina.

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Some of Saturday’s state high school football championships have been delayed by 3 hours, the NC High School Athletic Association said.

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Judi Sawyer captured this video as a crew from Grandfather Mountain travelled up the lower section of the park's road to check on conditions during a winter storm Friday, Dec. 8, 2017. www.grandfather.com

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Further west, a handful of North Carolina counties in the Asheville area were placed under a winter storm warning through 7 a.m. Saturday. Those locations are expected to see heavy snow, and travel conditions will be affected, the warning said.

“Total snow accumulations of 4 to 6 inches are expected, with localized amounts up to 8 inches above 5,000 feet,” the forecast said.

Snow begins to fall in the Hillsborough area of Orange County on Friday afternoon as a winter weather system moves into the Triangle area. The system dumped several inches of snow in the NC mountains earlier in the day.

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