Snow a possibility for portions of North Carolina

Feb. 15, 2013 @ 09:24 PM

A winter weather advisory is in effect for the eastern piedmont, coastal plain and sandhills as an upper-level disturbance expected to track through the Carolinas is raising the threat of snow.

The National Weather Service issued the advisory Friday afternoon.

Forecasts say the system will develop over North and South Carolina Saturday afternoon as low pressure begins to intensify off the coast. Precipitation is expected to begin as rain before a changeover to snow at night.

The exact amount of snow depends on the system's track.

Rain will to change to snow Friday in the western North Carolina mountains, with snow showers likely on Saturday. Light accumulations are expected.

Up to an inch of snow is forecast for northeastern North Carolina. Very light snow is anticipated around the Charlotte area.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.