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Wintry weather returns with burst of snow across the mountains

The scene in Wolf Laurel on March 7, 2018. (Photo credit: Timm Davis)

Many people in Western North Carolina saw a burst of snow Wednesday morning.

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Snow showers began before daybreak near Tennessee, with show showers moving to the valleys as the morning commute started. Light accumulations of 1-3 inches for areas above 3,500. Flurries to a dusting in the valleys.

Snow showers are expected to end by mid-morning Wednesday for most areas. A few flakes may fly in the high mountains throughout the day, but no additional accumulations.

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Wednesday's wintry weather was enough to close several mountain school districts, including Madison, Mitchell, and Yancey counties.

Thursday morning, we'll see another round of snow. Expect high elevations to be favored again for light accumulations, with another 1-2 inches possible. The valleys could see another round of flurries or a dusting.

Temperatures will stay cold Wednesday, with highs in the low 40s, but a wind chill in the 30s all day long. Expect middle 20s on Wednesday night.

Snow showers will mainly impact Thursday morning, but isolated snow showers are possible the remainder of the day, too. Temperatures will struggle to reach 40 degrees Thursday.

Friday will be cold and breezy.

Another storm system impacts our weekend, although it will mostly be rain with this system.

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