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Threat of icy roads closes schools

The threat of icy roads caused administrators to close Henderson County schools Wednesday as the National Weather Service forecast a wintry mix.


There will be no remote or face to face instruction today, the school system said. Today is an Optional Teacher Workday for staff. Administrators advised employees to exercise extreme caution and err on the side of safety when making a decision about reporting to work.
Cold air will support a wintry mix for the North Carolina mountains and foothills as light precipitation spreads across the region, the NWS said. Temperatures are expected to warm up across the area this afternoon, and precipitation will begin to exit the region by early evening.

The forecast calls for freezing rain before 10 a.m. with a high near 38. There's a 30 percent chance of rain tonight, mainly before 7 p.m. After patchy fog between 8 and 10 a.m., Thursday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 40. The high Friday should rise to about 44 under sunny skies.