Winter storm warning in effect Wednesday for parts of North Carolina mountains

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RALEIGH, North Carolina — There's definitely snow on the way to Grandmother's house in the northern mountains of North Carolina for Thanksgiving.

The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for the higher elevations in five counties until late Wednesday afternoon.

Forecasters say the warning is in effect in higher elevations of Ashe, Avery, Mitchell, Watauga and Yancey counties. A winter weather advisory is in effect at lower elevations.

There is also the possibility of winter weather again Thanksgiving Day in the area.

Up to 7 inches of snow is possible in higher elevations on Wednesday. Up to 3 inches of snow is expected in the lower elevations Wednesday.

Another 2 to 4 inches is possible overnight into early Thursday.

Some schools are closed in the area.

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