Winter Storm Watch from 12/8/2018 7:00 PM to 12/10/2018 12:00 PM EST for Rutherford County.

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Alexander-Iredell-Davie-Catawba-Rowan-Cleveland-Lincoln-Gaston-
Mecklenburg-Cabarrus-Union-Greater Caldwell-Greater Burke-
Eastern McDowell-Greater Rutherford-Eastern Polk-
Including the cities of Bethlehem, Ellendale, Millersville,
Taylorsville, Hiddenite, Stony Point, Statesville, Mooresville,
Farmington, Fork Church, Mocksville, Advance, Hickory, Newton,
St. Stephens, Salisbury, Shelby, Kings Mountain, Lincolnton,
Crouse, Gastonia, Charlotte, Concord, Kannapolis, Monroe,
Trinity, Indian Trail, Weddington, Kings Creek, Lenoir, Sawmills,
Granite Falls, Morganton, Pleasant Grove, Valdese, Marion, Nebo,
Dysartsville, Fero, Glenwood, Forest City, Rutherfordton,
Spindale, Tryon, Columbus, and Mill Spring
405 PM EST Thu Dec 6 2018

…WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY EVENING THROUGH
MONDAY MORNING…

* WHAT…Heavy mixed precipitation possible. Total snow and sleet
accumulations of 3 to 11 inches are possible, along with a light
glaze of ice.

* WHERE…Portions of piedmont and western North Carolina, east of
the Blue Ridge.

* WHEN…From Saturday evening through Monday morning.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Travel could become very difficult or even
impossible. Road conditions could deteriorate as early as
Saturday night, with highway travel continuing to be impacted
through early next week. Visibility may drop to less than a half
mile during periods of heavy snow. Widespread, prolonged power
outages are possible.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A Winter Storm Watch means there is potential for significant
snow, sleet or ice accumulations that may impact travel. Continue
to monitor the latest forecasts.