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Governor Cooper Says Winter Storm Will Stretch From Piedmont To Coast


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.

Tom Bullock decided to trade the khaki clad masses and traffic of Washington DC for Charlotte in 2014. Before joining WFAE, Tom spent 15 years working for NPR. Over that time he served as everything from an intern to senior producer of NPR’s Election Unit. Tom also spent five years as the senior producer of NPR’s Foreign Desk where he produced and reported from Iraq, Afghanistan, Yemen, Haiti, Egypt, Libya, Lebanon among others. Tom is looking forward to finally convincing his young daughter, Charlotte, that her new hometown was not, in fact, named after her.