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Snow returns to mountains, more rain for Piedmont

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CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) -

Another storm system is heading toward the Carolinas bringing with it another round of rain in the Piedmont and prompting Winter Storm Watches in the mountains. 

The Southeast-moving system was centered over the Dakotas Monday afternoon and will bring rain back to the area starting Tuesday afternoon.  Rainfall totals will be generally between a quarter and half an inch in the Piedmont.

Most of the moisture will be wrung out over the mountains, where the switchover to snow will occur in the late evening hours Tuesday, with the heaviest snow expected early Wednesday morning.  The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch beginning Tuesday night for the High Country due to the possibility of 2-6 inches of snow and strong, gusty winds that could create difficult traveling conditions and possible power outages.

Isolated totals of 7-9 inches will be possible on the ridge tops.

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