Winter weather advisories have been issued for areas south and east for accumulating snow.

As of Tuesday midday, Avery, Mitchell and counties south, all the way to Charlotte and into upstate South Carolina, and areas to the east as far as I-95 are under a winter weather advisory that calls for up to 2 inches of snow and possibly some heavier amounts, but this system is forecast to bring more snow to the central part of North Carolina than it will here in the High Country.

As of Tuesday, Watauga Ashe and Alleghany counties are not in the advisory area, but do expect some light snow.

In addition, very cold temperatures and gusty winds will bring wind chills into the 0 to 10 below zero range into Thursday morning.

This cold front is responsible for accumulating snow from east Texas and across portions of Louisiana all the way north east into New England.

The good news for our area is milder weather moving in later in the week.