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BREAKING: Winter weather advisory issued for Catawba County

February 19, 2012

The National Weather Service issued a winter weather advisory for several western North Carolina counties, including Catawba County.

NWS in Greenville-Spartanburg issued the advisory that will be in effect from noon Sunday until 6 a.m. Monday.

According to NWS, colder air continues to filter into the N.C. mountains and foothills from the north. Low pressure will track from the Gulf Coast states to the offshore Atlantic waters Sunday, spreading moisture into the western North Carolina region.

Areas of rain are expected to change briefly to a mix of freezing rain and sleet before becoming all snow later Sunday, tapering off by sunrise Monday. Winter precipitation is expected to impact the northern border of the I-40 corridor, according to NWS, and snow began falling in Boone and the N.C. mountains early Sunday morning.

NWS forecasts accumulation of 1-2 inches in the foothills region, with roads becoming slick into the evening.

Visit www.observernewsonline.com and follow The O-N-E on Twitter @TheONENews for updates throughout the day. The O-N-E will deliver announcements from Catawba County and Newton-Conover City schools systems if and when they become available.

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