Icy start to morning in western North Carolina

Feb. 26, 2013 @ 10:26 AM

Weather forecasters say icy conditions are likely in North Carolina in the western and northern part of the state.

The National Weather Service has issued winter storm warnings, ice storm warnings, winter weather advisories and freezing rain advisories for parts of the state Tuesday morning.

Schools were opening late in parts of western North Carolina.

Forecasters say the coastal plain may have severe weather as well. In the eastern part of the state, forecasters say rainfall could reach an inch and a half, raising the possibility of flooding in small creeks and streams.

Light snow has been was reported in Jefferson, Lexington, Lincolnton, Morganton and North Wilkesboro. Freezing rain was reported in Greensboro, Hickory and Winston-Salem.