Winter Weather Advisory In Effect: Be safe, be prepared.

Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect for our area from 3PM this afternoon to Midnight tonight.  Temperatures will fall dramatically as a strong cold front progresses southward through Central NC today.  Lingering precipitation behind the front will transition to a Wintry Mix.

Potential accumulations up to a half inch of sleet and 0.10 to 0.20 inches of ice accrual are expected.  Precipitation type and accumulation will vary significantly from north to sound across our area.  This weather will make for hazardous road and travel conditions.  If you must travel, slow down, leave plenty of following distance and exercise extreme caution, especially at intersection, bridges, and overpasses, on ramps and off ramps.

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Please listen to NOAA Weather radio or go to for more information to follow weather in our area.  Piedmont Electric is on alert and will be providing ongoing communications and weather monitoring.  If a power outage occurs, Piedmont Electric customers should report the outage to 800.449.2667.  You can also check our online Outage Map Viewer which provides detailed outage information, including location.  If you would like to understand how power is restored after a major outage, check out our “Steps to Restoring” graphic here.