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Future Radar: Hour-by-hour forecast timeline

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Here’s the expected timeline for tonight’s major winter storm.

Around 9 p.m, rain is expected to mix with snow. For most of the Piedmont, the rain should transition to all snow by 11 p.m.

Areas to the southeast will be closer to the rain/snow transition line.

From 11 p.m. to 3 a.m., the heaviest precipitation will move through the Piedmont bringing heavy snow to most of the area. According to the National Weather Service, rates could reach 2+ inches per hour.

By 7 a.m., the snow should move out of the area. Some areas could see some light rain before the precipitation ends on Thursday morning.

Note: The future radar images show the rain/snow line north of where FOX8 Meteorologist Van Denton expects it to fall. However, the images do give an accurate estimate of when the heaviest precipitation.