From the National Weather Service:
MAJOR WINTER STORM DEVELOPING ACROSS THE REGION WILL CONTINUE THROUGH MONDAY...
.Cold high pressure along the East Coast is interacting with a moist low pressure system moving out of the Gulf of Mexico and off the southeast coast today through Monday. Moderate to heavy precipitation will fall as a mixture of snow, sleet, and freezing rain across the region, especially tonight through Sunday, and
gradually taper off Sunday night through Monday.
WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM THIS EVENING TO NOON EST MONDAY...
* WHAT...Heavy mixed precipitation expected. Total snow
accumulations of 10 to 20 inches are likely. The highest totals will be at the higher elevations and along and east of the Blue Ridge escarpment, where local values in excess of 20 inches are possible. Snowfall will range from 10 to 12 inches nearer the South Carolina border to 14 to 16 inches along and north of Interstate 40. Ice accumulations of around one tenth of an inch are possible as well. Winds may gust to between 20 and 30 mph at times.
* WHERE...The northern mountains, foothills, and northwest piedmont of western North Carolina.
* WHEN...From 7 PM this evening to noon EST Monday.
* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Tree damage and widespread, prolonged power outages are possible due to the heavy snow and icing. Travel will be very difficult or impossible. Road conditions will deteriorate this evening into early Sunday morning, with highway travel continuing to be impacted through early next week. Visibility may drop to less than a half mile during periods of