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Weekend snow possible in NC mountains

RALEIGH, NC (AP) — The first snow of the season could fall this weekend in the mountains of western North Carolina.

The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch for 11 counties from Friday evening through Saturday evening.

The watch is in effect in Ashe, Avery, Buncombe, Graham, Haywood, northern Jackson, Madison, Mitchell, Swain, Watauga and Yancey counties.

The weather service said up to 6 inches of snow could fall in the higher elevations, with up to 3 inches in the valleys.

Forecasters say scattered power outages are possible. Less snow is expected on the roads, but bridges and overpasses are expected to be icy and snow-covered.

(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)


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