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Governor Cooper Says Winter Storm Will Stretch From Piedmont To Coast

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Governor Roy Cooper is urging North Carolinians to prepare for the first winter storm of 2018.

At a press conference on Wednesday, Cooper said the storm's impact will stretch from parts of the Piedmont, including eastern Union County, all the way to the coast. "The I-95 corridor and points east are expected to get 2 to 8 inches of snow, and a quarter inch of ice." Cooper then pointed out "the northeastern counties from Greenville to Elizabeth City are expected to see six to eight inches of snow."

High winds are also expected to be felt in the eastern part of the state.

Forecaster currently expect Charlotte to fair much better. The National Weather service reports a 30 percent chance of snow flurries between 3:00 and 5:00 p.m.