Patchy Freezing Rain Possible through Mid Morning

Spotty light precipitation will be moving across the North Carolina mountains, foothills, and into southwest Virginia, roughly from Watauga County North Carolina northeast to Floyd County Virginia.

Surface temperatures in some of the higher elevations in particular will be near the freezing mark early this morning. This could result in patchy areas of freezing rain causing slick spots on untreated roadways, especially bridges, overpasses, and elevated surfaces. The mountainous terrain above 2500 feet elevation will be most susceptible to the patchy ice through the morning. If conditions become worse than currently expected, it may be necessary to issue a Winter Weather Advisory for part or all of this area.

If you are planning to travel in these areas early this morning, roughly from Boone, to Jefferson, to Galax, to Floyd, be alert for patches of ice, especially on elevated roads and surfaces. Patches of ice on sidewalks and walkways will also be possible. Use extreme care whether driving or walking. Pay close attention to the temperature in your area, and if it is 32 degrees or below, expect patches of ice through mid-morning.

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