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Richmond County under winter storm warning, up to 3 inches of snow possible

ROCKINGHAM — The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for Richmond County and much of central North Carolina with up to 3 inches of snowfall expected.

The warning was recently updated to include Anson, Montgomery and Union counties as the models move the edge of the storm further westward.

As of noon Friday, the NWS updated its snowfall predictions, calling for 1-3 inches between Interstates 85 and 95 and up to four inches east of I-95.

Areas along the Interstate 85 corridor are under a winter weather advisory

Freezing rain and some snow is expected to move into the area between 3 and 4 p.m. with snowfall throughout the evening and nighttime hours, moving out of the county around 1 a.m.

Travel during the night could be hazardous between the snow and the chance of black ice on the roads.

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Overnight lows are expected to drop to the lower 20s, with wind chill values as low as 14 degrees.

The warning is set to expire at 7 a.m. Saturday.

Saturday’s forecast calls for a high of 38, but wind chills will remain in the teens. The overnight low is expected to be in the upper teens.

The extended forecast shows a 50% chance of more snow early Tuesday morning, followed by a chance of rain with highs in the upper 40s, near 50 degrees.

 

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