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National Weather Service issues winter storm warning

March 30th, 2014 12:12 am by Staff Report

National Weather Service issues winter storm warning

The National Weather Service in Morristown has issued a winter storm warning, which is in effect until noon Sunday.

Heavy snowfall was expected along the Smoky Mountains on Saturday night, with light snowfall accumulations likely along the higher elevations of Southwest Virginia through Sunday morning.

A strong low pressure system will continue to impact the southern Appalachian region Saturday night, bringing colder air and some widespread snow showers along the higher terrain of the southern Appalachians.

Accumulation could reach 4 inches along the higher elevations of the Great Smoky Mountains, with some locally higher amounts above 4,000 feet.

Some light snowfall accumulations will also be possible over the higher elevations of Southwest Virginia mainly above 2,500 feet.

Untreated roads and surfaces will become snow covered and slick, making travel very hazardous in some cases.

Isolated power outages will also be possible.

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