Winter Storm to bring widespread ice to parts of NC, significant icing is now a real concern.
Today's models have continued to paint a real concern regarding ice for areas from West of Durham to Asheville. Freezing rain amounts will approach the critical levels of.25" or more of ice, major ice storms start at .40-.75" of ice. The first image is the updated ice map areas in Pink will see a glaze of ice. A glaze of ice should not cause problems with power and trees roads will be hazardous. Areas in the purple will see amounts up to .50" of ice, this will lead to power outages and damage to trees. If you are these areas now is the time to prepare for impacts to your daily lives make sure you multiple ways to stay warm.
Saturday will be mostly dry through midday then some snow will be possible west of Durham, before changing to freezing rain overnight Saturday. Another full update will be posted in a few hours, if you have questions please comment below.