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Snow falls across parts of Carolinas as winter storm moves east

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Snow on the ground in Asheville (Nov. 27, 2013/FOX Carolina) Snow on the ground in Asheville (Nov. 27, 2013/FOX Carolina)
Flooding along Tanner Road in Greenville. (Nov. 27, 2013/FOX Carolina) Flooding along Tanner Road in Greenville. (Nov. 27, 2013/FOX Carolina)
Snow starts to cover parts of Mars Hill, NC. (Nov. 27, 2013/FOX Carolina) Snow starts to cover parts of Mars Hill, NC. (Nov. 27, 2013/FOX Carolina)
Snow flurries fall in Mars Hill, NC. (Nov. 27, 2013/FOX Carolina) Snow flurries fall in Mars Hill, NC. (Nov. 27, 2013/FOX Carolina)
GREENVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) -

As a storm system continued to move up the east coast Wednesday, most of the wet weather moved out of the western Carolinas, leaving behind colder air.

FOX Carolina reporter Andrew Reeser arrived in Asheville at 7:30 p.m. to find that snow was still falling.  FOX Carolina Meteorologist Nicole Papay expected snow to continue through the evening hours in the area, especially the Tennessee-border region of the mountains.

Though most of the snow may have moved out of the Upstate by noon, FOX Carolina received dozens of reports from about 9:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. as snow flurries fell across parts of Pickens, Greenville and Spartanburg counties.

Papay said though the storms may clear, with the cooling temperatures and wet roads, black ice could form on already wet roads, so drivers are reminded to use caution and stay alert.

Skies will slowly clear and the wind will become very strong, with gusty winds up to 25 mph in the Upstate, and up to 40 mph in western North Carolina, Papay said. There is a high wind warning in place for Henderson, Buncombe, western Polk, western Rutherford, and the mountains of Greenville County until 6 p.m.

As the snow falls in the mountains, Papay said the Tennessee border could see about 3-4" of accumulation, with some isolated areas seeing nearly 6".

Several western North Carolina counties are under a winter storm warning amidst the threat of snow. Graham, Haywood, Madison, Mitchell, Swain and Yancey remain under the warning until midnight.

While not everyone saw snow, after more than a day of rain, some areas felt the effects on Wednesday. Tanner Road in Greenville was flooded in some areas late Wednesday morning. Flooding concerns should subside as rain had moved out of the Upstate by about lunchtime.

Wednesday night will be very cold, Papay said. As skies clear, temperatures will drop into the mid-20s for the Upstate and mid-teens in the mountains.

Thanksgiving is looking to be sunny and chilly. Highs will only reach the low 40s for the Upstate and mid-30s in the mountains. Black Friday shoppers will also want to bundle up as temperatures drop into the 20s for everyone with highs reaching into the 40s on Friday.

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