- Associated Press - Thursday, March 6, 2014

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Winter isn’t quite through with North Carolina.

Forecasters are calling for an icy mix of precipitation developing across the mountains, piedmont and foothills Thursday night, changing to rain Friday morning before ending.

The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning that stretches from Transylvania County in the west to Alamance and Person counties in the central piedmont. The warning is in effect from just after sunset Thursday until noon on Friday.

Toward the west, precipitation is expected to start as rain and sleet before changing to all sleet and then to freezing rain in the early morning.

The forecast calls for up to 3 inches of snow and sleet for the Triad, followed by a quarter-inch accumulation of ice before turning to rain.

A winter weather advisory is in effect for the central and southern mountains of North Carolina, the southern piedmont and southern foothills. The forecast for the advisory area calls for a wintry mix that should change to rain Friday morning.

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