Winter storm warning issued

The Winter Weather Advisory in the North Carolina mountains has been upgraded to a Winter Storm Warning for areas above 3,500 feet.

It will remain in effect from 7 p.m. (Wednesday) to 7 p.m. (Thursday).  We are expecting 3 to 5 inches of snow in the highest elevations and 1 to 2 inches expected in the mountain valleys.

As of 4:15 p.m. (Wednesday), a Winter Weather Advisory was posted for Watauga, Ashe and Allegheny Counties.