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Freezing rain expected in much of western NC

Associated Press

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WINSTON-SALEM — The National Weather Service says freezing rain is expected in much of western North Carolina.

Ice storm warnings and winter storm warnings have been issued for much of the state north of Interstate 40 and west on Interstate 85. The ice storm warning includes cities like Winston-Salem and Greensboro. Forecasters say temperatures should drop to freezing early Sunday morning as the rain starts and up to a quarter-inch of ice could collect on trees and power lines.

There is a freezing rain advisory south of that area for places like Asheville, Hickory and Durham. Those places could get up to a tenth of an inch of freezing rain before temperatures rise back above freezing.

Forecasters say the rest of the state can expect a cold rain Sunday.