3-5 inches of snow expected tonight, early Thursday

Staff report

RICHMOND COUNTY — A winter storm in as many days is expected to to bring between 3 to 5 inches of snow to Richmond County beginning after sunset Wednesday and into Thursday morning.

warningThe National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning through noon Thursday that notes while travel conditions have improved dramatically over the past 24 hours, that will soon change.

“Snow accumulation of 4 to 8 inches are expected, with the greatest amounts to the northeast of Asheboro.”

Meteorologist Tim Buckley, of WFMY News 2 in Greensboro said 3 to 5 is possible but higher totals are “very possible.”

The precipitation is to begin as mixed rain and snow during the early to mid-evening hours and change to snow. Moderate to occasionally heavy snow will continue overnight. The storm will end with a freezing rain or freezing drizzle early Thursday morning before ending by midday Thursday. The overnight low into Thursday is to be around 32 degrees.

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