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Watch For Black Ice Friday Morning

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SPARTANBURG, S.C - Colder temperatures will make for dangerous driving conditions Friday morning in the Upstate and Western NC.

A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect until 10 a.m. for the entire area.

Officials are urging you to stay where you are and avoid the slippery roads.

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FORECAST

Storm Team 7 Meteorologist Malachi Rodgers says that after we get through the morning and danger of black ice conditions will improve. Dry weather, clear skies and mild temperatures Friday with highs in the low 50s in the Upstate and the mountains.

A fast moving front will cross the area early Saturday bringing a chance of rain showers in the Upstate and rain/snow showers in the mountains very early in the day. 

Amounts won't be much, and skies will clear quickly, giving us an almost completely sunny, mild weekend.

SNOW / ICE TOTALS

Western Mountains: 5-12 inches of snow
Eastern Mountains: 8-14 inches of snow
Northern Upstate: 7-10 inches of snow, 1/10 inch of ice
Southern Upstate: 2-3 inches of snow, 1/2 inch of ice

EMERGENCY, DISASTER DECLARED

President Barack Obama granted Haley's request to declare the state a federal disaster area.  Haley's request for the disaster declaration noted that more than a quarter-inch of ice accumulation is expected to impact over 80 percent of the state.  Full story here.

LIVE TRAFFIC AND ACCIDENTS

Drivers need to allow for extra time to get to their destinations Friday morning. Black ice is prevalent through the Upstate and mountains.  Slush and snow are still on the ground in some areas. 

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