Mountain counties could see snow, rain-sleet mix

A winter weather advisory is in place through 7 p.m. Friday for Avery, Ashe, Watauga, Burke, and Caldwell counties.

About an inch of snow accumulation is possible in those areas.There will also be a chance for some sleet to mix in by the mid-morning hours so a light glazing of ice is possible on some of the mountains roadways.

Schools in Avery, Ashe, and Watauga counties were closed Friday due to the weather impact.

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Expect limited visibility and slippery conditions across the mountain counties this morning with conditions improving by this evening.

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