Cold weather sweeps across North Carolina
RALEIGH (AP) — Cold weather is sweeping across North Carolina, prompting officials to close many schools and delay the opening of others.
The National Weather Service said a winter storm warning was in effect in Avery, Graham, Haywood, Madison, Mitchell, Swain and Yancey counties until 6 p.m. Monday. Up to 5 inches of snow is possible near the North Carolina-Tennessee state line.
A wind chill warning was in effect in the same area from 6 p.m. Monday until noon Tuesday. Wind chills could be as low as 31 below zero Tuesday morning.
Schools are closed for the day or are being delayed for up to three hours in a number of counties.
A wind chill advisory will be in effect in southeastern North Carolina from 3 a.m. until 10 a.m. Tuesday.