GOV. COOPER DECLARES STATE OF EMERGENCY IN NC AHEAD OF SNOW STORM
 
By Member Chris Cardwell
January 6, 2017
 

Gov. Roy Cooper has declared a State of Emergency for all 100 counties in North Carolina ahead of the snow storm expected to arrive Friday night.

The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning beginning at 7 p.m. Friday night.

Light rain will start falling in central North Carolina around 3 p.m. turning over to all snow by midnight. Here's what you can expect hour by hour into Saturday.

Today

2 p.m. -- Light snow may start as early as 2 or 3 p.m. in Orange, northern Durham, Person and western Granville counties.

3 p.m. -- Rain begins falling between 3 and 6 p.m. in the Sandhills. The rain may fall into the overnight hours.

4 p.m. -- A rain, snow, sleet mix begins between 4 and 6 p.m. in Chatham, and Moore counties.

5 p.m. -- Rain, snow begins falling between 6 and 7 p.m. in southern/eastern Durham, Wake, Johnston, western Chatham and Lee counties.

6 p.m. -- A rain, snow, sleet mix begins between 6 and 9 p.m. in eastern Granville, Vance, Franklin, Warren, Nash, Wilson, Edgecombe, Halifax and Northhampton counties.

7 p.m. -- Snowfall begins to intensify in Orange, northern Durham, Person and western Granville counties.

9 p.m. -- Rain, snow transitions to snow and sleet to mostly snow in southern/eastern Durham, Wake, western Chatham and Lee counties.