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FIRST ALERT: Winter storm's track shifts, advisories updated

We are tracking a winter storm heading into the mountains on Saturday night.  Model consensus has continued to push the track of this storm further down to the south. So the Winter Storm Warning for our western North Carolina mountains has been downgraded to a Winter Weather Advisory.

Winter weather advisories have also been extended eastward into the foothills and some Piedmont locations.

***The advisory does not include Charlotte or Mecklenburg county.***  But the chances for small amounts of accumulating snow in the Charlotte Metro do exist… but probably not more than an inch. One of the more aggressive model solutions does try to give the Charlotte are upwards of two inches of snow.

Still, this time of the year with a higher sun angle and longer daylight hours I would expect most of the snow that does fall will melt by the lunch hour.  A slick spot or two prior to sunrise Sunday morning is certainly possible.

Looking down the road, we’ve got another system lining up for Monday night into Tuesday.  This system may once again bring snow to the NC High Country and perhaps a brief period of a wintry mix across the piedmont early Tuesday morning.  This system is also forecast to develop into a nor'easter.  This could have a major travel impact for cities like New York, Washington DC and Boston Tuesday and Wednesday.

Regardless, we will have a very chilly temperature regime here across the Carolinas over the next five to seven days with several nights that will be well below the freezing mark. So watch any of those tender plants you’ve already put out for the season.

We want to bring you the ACC Basketball Tournament over the weekend so we won’t have a 6:00 news on Saturday evening. However, you can always get the very latest from the WBTV weather app.

Have a great Saturday… and we’ll have a complete update Saturday night at 11 pm on WBTV.

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