It's Twitter official! Jim Cantore heads to NC, says winter storm could hit 'like a hammer'

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Jim Cantore, the Weather Channel Meteorologist with a track record for showing up during major storms, announced on Twitter Friday that he's headed to Asheville, North Carolina. 

Winter Storm: Mountains could see 12 to 18 inches of snow; Charlotte area expected 2 to 4

Cantore replied to two different tweets Friday morning, saying that he would be headed to the mountains in North Carolina. 

Cantore has been tweeting about this weekend winter storm as well and said precipitation "will come in like a hammer" in some spots. 

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