Winter Weather Impacts WNC
A Winter Storm Warning is in effect for all of the listening area through 8am Monday, January 17th.
Heavy mixed precipitation expected. Total snow accumulations of 4 to 8 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 45 mph.
Travel could be very difficult to impossible. The hazardous conditions could impact the morning commute.
The precipitation will briefly change to sleet and freezing rain before tapering off Sunday 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.
Please report snow and ice accumulations by calling the National
Weather Service toll free at…1-800-267-8101. 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.
The latest state road conditions can be obtained by calling 511.