Freezing Rain, Snow, Sleet, Rain In Store Friday - WSPA.com

Freezing Rain, Snow, Sleet, Rain In Store Friday

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SPARTANBURG, S.C. - A mix of winter weather and rain is on tap for the western Carolinas Friday morning.

Forecast

A Winter Storm Warning is in effect until noon Friday for McDowell, Mitchell and Yancey counties in North Carolina. After seeing snow and sleet overnight, these areas will see a changeover to freezing rain by daybreak. It will be all cold rain by mid-morning, but there will be very slick roads as well as a chance of power outages in the warning areas.

A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for Jackson, Haywood, Madison, Buncombe, Transylvania, Polk, Rutherford counties and the Greenville county mountains until noon Friday for lesser amounts of wintry weather that could cause minor travel issues.

The Upstate lows will be very close to but in most cases, above freezing, according to Storm Team 7 Chief Meteorologist Christy Henderson. 

"Look for a brief period of freezing rain to be possible before daybreak in the South Carolina mountains and locations near Highway 11," she explains.

Meteorologist Malachi Rodgers adds that heavy rain is expected to continues through the afternoon in the Upstate and mountains.

"Temperatures will climb to the middle and upper 40s in the Upstate and in the mountains," Malachi says.  "Overnight lows will fall to the middle 30s for the Upstate and low 30s for the mountains with partly cloudy skies."

Sunny and warm weather is on the way for the weekend as highs reach 70 in the Upstate, mid 60s mountains.

Road Conditions

North Carolina Department of Transportation officials are asking you to drive safely Friday morning.  Crews are reporting slippery conditions in some spots.

In South Carolina, roads are mostly wet.

Before you head out on your commute, check the latest traffic information here.

Get the latest from Storm Team 7 anytime, anywhere.



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