Cumberland County urged to take precautions ahead of winter weather on Sunday

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Cumberland County is expected to expect a cold front from midnight to 1 p.m. Sunday, according to an update from the National Weather Service.

Fayetteville will experience temperatures above 40 degrees until 7 p.m. today.

Warning coordinating meteorologist Nick Petro of the National Weather Service in Raleigh provided a 9 a.m. update on Facebook: “We have upgraded our winter storm watches to warnings,” he said. he declares. “Let me emphasize, going from a winter storm watch to an advisory is an upgrade.”

Fayetteville residents should expect highs of 45 degrees and lows of 29 degrees Sunday, in addition to light snowfall and freezing rain.

Snow falls on downtown Fayetteville on Thursday, February 20, 2020.

“Advisory studs can wreak havoc here in central North Carolina,” Petro said. “The only difference between a notice and a warning is the amount.”

Snow should be confined to areas west of I-95 and north of Highway 64, with the heaviest snowfall north of I-85 on Sunday.

“The other thing that’s changed is that we’ve increased our … amounts of ice in the western portions of North Carolina,” Petro said.

For live weather updates, follow the National Weather Service in Raleigh on Facebook.

Health and Education Editor Ariana-Jasmine Castrellon can be reached at [email protected] or 910-486-3561.

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This article originally appeared on The Fayetteville Observer: Fayetteville, Cumberland snow, ice, cold in winter storm forecast

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