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Carolina Weather Group meteorologist Scotty Powell said he feels confident that the Catawba Valley will see 2-4 inches of snow later this week.

“There are some discrepancies in the models but Caldwell, Alexander, Catawba and Burke counties could see anywhere between 2-4 inches of snow,” Powell said. “It all depends on how much moisture will move into the area.”

Snow, or a rain and snow mix in some areas, will begin mid-to-late Thursday morning in the Catawba Valley. Powell said a sleet mix can’t be ruled out for some locations, which will cut snow totals.

“The moisture will move out of the area by 7 or 8 p.m. on Thursday evening,” Powell said. “With temperatures in the upper 20s Thursday night, black ice and roads refreezing will be an issue for Friday morning travel.”

Powell added that he would not be surprised to see schools release early on Thursday, and delay or close on Friday.

Emily Willis is a general assignment reporter at the Hickory Daily Record. 

 

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