Winter Storm Warnings, Flood Watches hit the Piedmont Triad

Temperatures are not expected to break out of 30s Thursday morning, making the day's rainfall potentially dangerous.

The Piedmont Triad is under a Flood Watch until 7 p.m.

Winter Storm Warnings were issued for Ashe, Alleghany, Wilkes and Surry Counties until 1 p.m. People in these areas are asked to avoid travel, if possible.

Areas under Winter Storm Warnings could face power outages and tree damage. Slippery conditions are expected on bridges, overpasses and secondary roads.

Stokes and Yadkin counties are under Winter Weather Advisories until 1 p.m.

"There are two main hazards to pay attention to on your morning commute," said Kate Garner of the FOX8 MAX Weather Center. "The first is ice on bridges and overpasses along the Blue Ridge and higher elevations. The second hazard would be the windy conditions and the wet weather in the Piedmont."

The rain is expected to continue falling through the afternoon, bringing with it breezy conditions.

By Thursday night, clouds will begin clearing with sunshine on the way for Friday.