RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — It may be as close to a white Christmas as North Carolina gets, and forecasters say the snow expected to fall won’t amount to a lot in most areas.

The National Weather Service says there’s the potential for up to an inch (25 millimeters) of snow in the western and northern Piedmont, with lesser amounts to the east and south of those areas. The snow is expected to begin Friday night and continue into Saturday morning.

Forecasters said travel shouldn’t be impacted because of warm ground temperatures but there could be slick spots on some roads. Snow will accumulate mainly on grassy and elevated surfaces.

Meanwhile, a winter weather advisory is in effect for southwestern counties along the South Carolina border. Accumulations of up to 2 inches (51 millimeters) of snow are possible.


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