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Winter weather advisory issued for Polk Thursday and Friday

Published 4:44pm Thursday, March 6, 2014

A winter weather advisory was issued for Polk County and the southern foothills of North Carolina calling for sleet and freezing rain Thursday night into Friday morning.

According to, the advisory is in effort from 7 p.m. Thursday, March 6 until noon on Friday, March 7 and will include light accumulations of sleet and freezing rain.

The rain and sleet is expected to change to all sleet Thursday evening, then transition to freezing rain after midnight. Freezing rain will change back to rain Friday morning, according to reports.

Expected accumulations are 1/10 to ¼ inch of sleet and ice.

Forecasters expect slippery roads because of the combination of sleet and ice with a few power outages possible Friday morning from tree limbs falling onto power lines.

Temperatures are expected to be in the lower 30s.



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