It’s Twitter official! Jim Cantore is heading to NC as state braces for up to 12″ of snow in some areas

North Carolina

(QUEEN CITY NEWS) – Jim Cantore, the Weather Channel Meteorologist with a track record for showing up during major storms, announced on Twitter Friday that he’s headed to Asheville, North Carolina.

Cantore replied to Queen City News’ question Friday, saying that he would be headed to Asheville. While accumulations are sure to change, QCN’s Pinpoint Weather Team is expecting up to a foot of snow for the highest elevations while the foothills settle somewhere in the 6” to 8” range.

Places along the I-40 corridor will be around 4-6” with locations just south to I-85 getting 2-4”. The southern half of the Queen City and southward will likely land somewhere between T-2” of snow.

Another concern would be the ice where snow totals are limited. It doesn’t take much ice to cause a number of problems on the roadways, so the potential for a 0.25” of ice can lead to some issues Sunday afternoon. There could also be up to a 0.5” of ice possible across our south and east counties.

Be aware of slick spots on the roads and downed tree limbs Sunday, which could impact power lines and cause power outages. Breezy and blustery conditions on the back end of this storm will also enhance some of these threats.

Cold temperatures will settle in on the back end of this storm which will pose the threat of black ice on untreated and scarcely traveled roadways. The black ice threat will last until mid-morning Monday, especially for our mountain and foothill counties.

Cool and breezy conditions will settle in on Monday with below normal temps lasting until mid-week.

Cool and breezy conditions will settle in on Monday with below normal temps lasting until mid-week.

Tonight: Cold & Mostly cloudy. Low 32.

Saturday: Plenty of clouds and chilly. Hi: 45

Sunday: Wintry weather, Slick travel. Hi: 34 Lo: 30

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