After a little tease of a light dusting to just under an inch today, the big storm arrives late Thursday night and is with us Friday before tapering off on Saturday.
There is a lot of moisture with this system and the Triad is in the zone where precipitation will be mixed.
Areas north of the Triad and west are more likely to remain mostly snow and or sleet.
This will likely lead to more than a foot of snow over the far northwestern Piedmont, northern Foothills and southern Virginia.
In the Triad, 6-12 inches over Forsyth, northern Guilford into Rockingham and Caswell counties.
The southern and eastern parts of the Triad are in the 3 to 6-inch range.
South of Asheboro 3 inches or less is expected.
Areas with less snow will see more freezing rain. On the southernmost edge, some of this will also be non-freezing rain.
The ice threat is a serious concern with this storm too.
The main threat from freezing rain will come on Friday into early Friday night. Amounts could reach 0.50" near and just south of the Triad and to the northeast. This is enough for there be power line issues.
Like the snow, this forecast could change between now and tomorrow to show more or less.
We always hope to nail down the forecast in advance, but this is the type of system that will require constant monitoring and I expect some adjustments to these forecast bands before the event starts. Stay with FOX8 for the latest updates.