Winter storm advisory for Asheville-Buncombe

The U.S. Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for Asheville and Buncombe County — as well as much of Western North Carolina. The high Saturday may barely break 40 degrees, and  “accumulating snowfall [could be] in the 1 to 3 inch range.” On Twitter, follow the #avlsnomg hashtag for local updates. Meanwhile, here’s the advisory, via

“…Winter Weather Advisory in effect from 8 PM Friday to 8 PM EDT Saturday…

The National Weather Service in Greenville-Spartanburg has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for accumulating snow which is in effect from 8 PM Friday to 8 PM EDT Saturday. The Winter Storm Watch is no longer in effect.

* Locations…North Carolina mountain counties along the Tennessee border…and northern Jackson and Buncombe counties.

* Hazards…accumulating snowfall in the 1 to 3 inch range.

* Timing…rain showers Friday evening will change over to snow overnight as snow levels drop to the valley floors by daybreak Saturday. Scattered snow showers will likely linger through the day on Saturday…before ending Saturday evening.

* Accumulations…snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches.

* Impacts…the wet snow could produce isolated tree and power line damage. Road surfaces may see slightly less snow accumulation…but bridges and overpasses may become snow covered and icy.

* Temperatures…falling into the upper 20s bt daybreak Saturday.

* Winds…northwest 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 45 mph.

Precautionary/preparedness actions…

A Winter Weather Advisory means that periods of snow will cause travel difficulties. Be prepared for slippery roads and limited visibilities…and use caution while driving.

Please report snow and ice accumulations by calling the National Weather Service toll free at…1…800…2 6 7…8 1 0 1. 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. Additional details can be found at www.Weather.Gov/gsp.”

About Margaret Williams
Editor Margaret Williams first wrote for Xpress in 1994. An Alabama native, she has lived in Western North Carolina since 1987 and completed her Masters of Liberal Arts & Sciences from UNC-Asheville in 2016. Follow me @mvwilliams

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