Winter Storm Watch issued

A Winter Storm Watch has been issued for the Foothills and Western Piedmont of North Carolina.




WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY EVENING THROUGH
MONDAY MORNING...

* WHAT...HEAVY MIXED PRECIPITATION POSSIBLE. TOTAL SNOW AND SLEET
  ACCUMULATIONS OF 3 TO 11 INCHES ARE POSSIBLE, ALONG WITH A LIGHT
  GLAZE OF ICE.

* WHERE...PORTIONS OF PIEDMONT AND WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA, EAST OF
  THE BLUE RIDGE.

* WHEN...FROM SATURDAY EVENING THROUGH MONDAY MORNING.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...TRAVEL COULD BECOME VERY DIFFICULT OR EVEN
  IMPOSSIBLE. ROAD CONDITIONS COULD DETERIORATE AS EARLY AS
  SATURDAY NIGHT, WITH HIGHWAY TRAVEL CONTINUING TO BE IMPACTED
  THROUGH EARLY NEXT WEEK. VISIBILITY MAY DROP TO LESS THAN A HALF
  MILE DURING PERIODS OF HEAVY SNOW. WIDESPREAD, PROLONGED POWER 
  OUTAGES ARE POSSIBLE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WATCH MEANS THERE IS POTENTIAL FOR SIGNIFICANT
SNOW, SLEET OR ICE ACCUMULATIONS THAT MAY IMPACT TRAVEL. CONTINUE
TO MONITOR THE LATEST FORECASTS. 
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