URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE National Weather Service Greenville-Spartanburg SC 346 PM EDT Sun Mar 11 2018 ...HEAVY SNOW POSSIBLE ACROSS PORTIONS OF THE NORTH CAROLINA MOUNTAINS TONIGHT INTO MONDAY... .A strong upper level disturbance combined with a strengthening area of surface low pressure will keep moisture across the area tonight. As colder air begins filtering into the mountains tonight, rain may mix with sleet or freezing rain before changing over to snow. Snow is expected to accumulate across mainly the higher elevations of the North Carolina mountains, with the highest amounts in the northern mountains. NCZ033-049-050-120400- /O.CON.KGSP.WS.W.0002.180312T0400Z-180313T0400Z/ /O.CON.KGSP.WW.Y.0011.180312T0400Z-180313T0400Z/ Avery-Yancey-Mitchell- Including the cities of Ingalls, Banner Elk, Newland, Swiss, Burnsville, Celo, Micaville, Ramseytown, Busick, Spruce Pine, and Poplar 346 PM EDT Sun Mar 11 2018 ...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO MIDNIGHT EDT MONDAY NIGHT ABOVE 3500 FEET... ...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO MIDNIGHT EDT MONDAY NIGHT BELOW 3500 FEET... * WHAT...Heavy mixed precipitation expected above 3500 feet. Mixed precipitation expected below 3500 feet. Above 3500 feet, total snow accumulations of 2 to 4 inches and ice accumulations of a light glaze are expected, with localized amounts up to 6 inches. Below 3500 feet, total snow accumulations of up to two inches and a light glaze are expected, with localized amounts up to 4 inches. * WHERE...Avery, Yancey and Mitchell Counties. * WHEN...From midnight tonight to midnight EDT Monday night. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Plan on difficult travel conditions. Tree branches could fall. Be prepared for significant reductions in visibility at times. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A Winter Storm Warning means significant amounts of snow, sleet and ice will make travel very hazardous or impossible. Strong winds are also expected. A Winter Weather Advisory for snow means periods of snow will cause primarily travel difficulties. Be prepared for snow covered roads and limited visibilities, and use caution while driving. Please report snow and ice accumulations by calling the National Weather Service toll free at...1...800...2 6 7...8 1 0 1. Leave a message with your observation and the specific location where it occurred. You can also post your report to National Weather Service Greenville Spartanburg Facebook or tweet your report using hashtag nwsgsp. Stay tuned to NOAA Weather Radio or your favorite source of weather information for the latest updates. Additional details can be found at www.weather.gov/gsp.