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Winter Weather Advisory issued as wintry weather expected for northern Piedmont

A wintry mix is falling across the FOX8 viewing area as a storm is marching across the region this evening and tonight.

A Winter Weather Advisory has been issued for Alamance, Caswell, Forsyth, Guilford, Rockingham, Stokes, Surry, Wilkes and Yadkin counties.

The advisories in Guilford, Forsyth and Alamance last from 8 p.m. Saturday to 5 a.m. Sunday.

A Winter Storm Warning has been issued for the mountains, with heavy snow and freezing rain likely.

There is a better chance for snow north and west of the Triad and a better chance for rain south of the Triad.

By Sunday morning, the snow falling across the north and west will move across the rest of the FOX8 viewing area.

Also by Sunday morning, the snow will begin to fade and move out of the region.

By the time the storm winds down on Sunday morning, 4 inches of snow or more might cover the foothills and the North Carolina/Virginia border counties.

About two inches of snow will be possible across northern Forsyth and Guilford counties.

Most of the snow will be on cold, elevated surfaces. But where the snow comes down hard enough, the heavy snow will overwhelm the warm ground and slush could be on the roads.

Sunday afternoon will be cloudy and cold with highs in the lower 40s.