Winter Storm Diego set to wreak havoc across the southern US

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Meantime the higher elevations of the Ozark Mountains will likely see 2 to 6 inches of snow on top of a glaze of ice up to a quarter of an inch.

The weather service had said Saturday that the central part of the state, including the Triangle, was the most hard to forecast because of the different types of precipitation expected.

Winter Weather Advisory in effect from 1 AM Sunday to 7 PM EST Monday.

WHAT... Heavy snow possible.

Areas under the winter weather advisory like Sussex, Surry, Southampton County and the city of Franklin could see 1-3 inches.

With the cold air in place and plenty of moisture, a "prolonged period of snow" is expected.

"Substantial snowfall is expected "across the southern Appalachians and the adjacent Piedmont of North Carolina and south-central Virginia", with snowfall up to a foot deep expected in some areas".

Cobb is not included in a winter storm watch that has been issued for northeast Georgia, but we'll be getting a blast of wet and cold weather this weekend that could turn for the worse by the start of the week.

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Snowy weather is expected coast to coast this

The precipitation in Charlotte is expected to continue as snow and sleet until about 2 p.m. Sunday, freezing rain between 2 and 4 p.m., and then rain or freezing rain after 4 p.m. Meanwhile, most of Georgia is under a Flood Watch. Furthermore, hazardous roads brought on by ice and snow increases the chances of vehicles hitting power poles or other electrical infrastructure.

North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper declared a state of emergency Friday for all 100 counties.

More than 1,000 Sunday flights into and out of North Carolina's Charlotte Douglas International Airport have been canceled, according to flight tracking website FlightAware. There are risks of power outages in many areas.

This means portions of North Carolina could see record snowfall.

"A developing winter storm will spread precipitation across central NC late Saturday and Saturday night with accumulating snow, sleet and freezing rain likely beginning early Sunday".

A wide swath of western Carolina and western Virginia could see 6 to 12 inches of snow or more through the weekend.

After the heavy rain in Lubbock, many community activities were disrupted.

Signs of a pending monster snow fall were prevalent.

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