First Alert: Winter Storm Warning in effect as snow continues falling in NC mountains

WBTV Monday noon weather forecast

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) - Snow showers have been falling across the mountains off and on since last night. A Winter Storm Warning is in effect for the highest elevations of Avery, Ashe and Watauga Co.

Snowfall totals have ranged from ½-3”, with higher amounts at the mountain tops. The snow showers should continue through the afternoon. Not much additional accumulation is expected but the falling and blowing snow could still prove disruptive to travel.

The winds are gusting too. There’s a Wind Advisory for the same three counties plus the mountains of Burke and Caldwell until Tuesday morning.

Outside of the mountains, it is a cool and breezy day. Highs only reach the upper 40s to low 50s. With the breeze factored in, it will feel like the 40s most of the afternoon. Precipitation shouldn’t be an issue though.

The week ahead looks rather quiet. Highs will range in the 50s with low precipitation chances.

Have a great Monday!

- Meteorologist Leigh Brock

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