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Snow falls across NC mountains

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A snow covered backyard in Jackson County, NC. (Mar. 6, 2013/FOX Carolina iWitness) A snow covered backyard in Jackson County, NC. (Mar. 6, 2013/FOX Carolina iWitness)
ASHEVILLE, NC (AP/FOX Carolina) -

Up to a foot of snow could fall in the higher elevations of the North Carolina mountains.

The National Weather Service has posted winter storm warnings until 6 a.m. Thursday for the northwestern mountains. A winter weather advisory is in effect until midnight for other parts of the mountains.

Forecasters say up to 12 inches of snow could fall in the higher elevations of mountains. Forecasters say between 2 and 5 inches is expected around Boone.

Farther south, up to about 2 inches of snow is expected in the Asheville area.

Light snow was reported early Wednesday in Asheville, Jefferson and farther west in Franklin.

In Jackson County, a FOX Carolina iWitness reported at least 4 inches of snow on Wednesday morning, with flurries still falling. A few flurries were also spotted in parts of the Upstate Wednesday morning.

If you see flurries or a foot of snow, be sure to send your weather pics to iwitness@foxcarolina.com.

Copyright 2013 FOX Carolina (Meredith Corporation). All rights reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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