NORTH CAROLINA -- The threat of snow, sleet and freezing rain will linger tonight through early Sunday for parts of the northern and western Piedmont of North Carolina.

  • Moisture will increase overnight
  • Power outages will be possible due to snow and ice accumulation
  • Precipitation will taper off through Sunday afternoon

Winter Storm Warnings and Winter Weather Advisories are in effect for much of central and western North Carolina until Sunday evening.

Moisture will increase overnight as a storm system marches into the Ohio River Valley. We’ll be on the southern fringe of the major winter storm with most of us experiencing a cold rain overnight into Sunday morning. But for area north and west of I-85 the potential for freezing rain, sleet and snow will be present.

For areas north and west of Raleigh, a tenth of an inch of ice accumulation or less is possible. That amount increases the farther north and west you go. For portions of the Greensboro-Triad area, some locations may receive two tenths to a third of an inch of ice.

Power outages will be possible due to snow and ice accumulation, and be cautious on the roads Sunday morning. Bridges and overpasses are the most susceptible to ice accumulation.

Precipitation will taper off through Sunday afternoon. High pressure will build into the region Monday as our storm system exits the area and move offshore. Monday will be a dry but still cloudy and bitterly cold day. Temperatures will begin to rebound Tuesday with the return of bright and sunny weather.