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of the concern today is the black ice, so be careful. myra: school closings are in the ticker below on the screen and you can find it in the app and wyff4.com. chris: certainly up in the mountains a discourse, but nothing falling right now on live super doppler 4 hd, but it is what fell from yesterday that has a winter weather advisory in effect. black ice possible in the upstate, in to hendersonville, and a winter storm warning for most of the upstate noror of i-85 and up toward what. the significant ice and snow maker on the way for tonight and into friday. cloudy skies right now, 30 four degrees in greenville, 31 in asheville, 34 in anderson. overnight tonight and into tomorrow, things will go downhill.
2:00 p.m., and smooth sailing and asheville with lower 40. tonight, the winter storm arrives across the area with temperatures starting to cool as the evening goes on. as you can see overnight, the rain starts across the area and the rain will cool the atmosphere through his operational cooling. areas north of i have been 85 in the upstate will see freezing rain develop in the midmorning hours. things could be slick by tomorrow morning in many areas. the freezing rain and sleet ramp up by lunchtime. the latest model. that could be a trend, and if that is the case, we will have to see if they will be upgraded cisco watch. as the ice moves out, snow begins to move in tomorrow night
allyson: thank you. going back to black ice concerns. myra: aly myles is live in asheville, taking a look at their roadways preparations. aly: good morning. we drove from greenville to asheville with perfectly clear roadssbut not with the expect, and that is part of the reason you see this behind me. take a look at this shed, this is part of the department of transportation, and you can see how high that mound is and where there is a huge part of it missing. they have these trucks prepared and ready to go and ready for whatever this store may bring. officials say they applied 15of major interstates and primary routes yesterday. officials say crews may reapply salt brine today if conditions allow. they say crews will go into active salting once snow comes. now, to give you a taste of what's expected to come. here's video from snow yesterday
it was enough to stick to the ground in some areas of buncombe cocoty, and some students were let out of school early. in the higher elevations, like blowing rock, way up in wautauga and caldwell counties, it snowed enough to change the look of things. plenty of skiers and snowboarders taking advantage. again, a big concern this morning will be black ice, so i will throw a curveball my photographer, you can see all of these trucks who have been here for hours already. they said for right now, they are laying low and getting ready for the next hours. aly myles wyff news 4 five in asheville. allyson: thank you. other concerns with air travel. some major airlines are looking ahead to the weather and appeasing travelers in advance. american, southwest and delta airlines will waive ticket change fees and fare differences for customers who want to postpone their trips. those airlines are issuing travel waivers to customers who are expecting delays and cancellations. myra: there are other concerns,
elderly and young are most at risk with this wintry weather on the way. doctors at greenville memorial hospital say they're expecting to see people with injuries caused by slips and falls , sledding and frost bite. doctors say they're most worried about hypothermia among the elderly. doctors say make sure you bundled up during everyday, like working outside and waiting at bus stops. lyson: don't forget, we have all your full forecasts, interactive radar, closing and delays on wyff4.com and our wyff 4 app. stay up to date with the latest alerts all at your finger tips. myra: switching gears governor , nikki haley gave her state of the state address last night. allyson: there were tears, there were celebrations of successes, and there were some called out directly. myra: standing before her during the speech, two of the three survivors of the charleston shooting at the emanuel ame church. they were recognized during the state of the state. >> these two women and the precious little one who was with
we have angels living on earth. allyson: take seen state roads and bridges will be a big issue they have to face this year. last year, they cannot come up with an agreement to fix a crumbling roads, bridges and highways. they say the compromise is unless this year, but the governor was firm on her stance. following the governor's speech, mandy norrell of lancaster gave the democratic response. myra: the state representative spoke of the lack of progress made under the republican party leadership, specifically in public education, health care and economic growth. allyson: she also took aim at the party and governor nikki haley. >> and speaking off safe roadways, why haven't we passed a bill to improve our roads and bridges? i remember hearing my republican colleagues say over a year ago that that was the most important thing. lately, you have heard gov. haley call for unity and i agree. we need to start working
what she hasn't told you is that the fighting is within her own party. republicans in the senate actually fillbustered their own roads bill last summer until it was dead for the year. and while the republicans are fighting amongst themselves, our citizens continue to suffer with tattered roads and dangerous bridges. allyson: norell went on to say that if democrats were in control of the legislature, they would have a bill on governor haley's desk within days. myra: if you missed governor haley's state of the state, we have the whole speech on wyff4.com. allyson: a greenville county deputy who was shot in the head while on the job is home. myra: he was greeted by fellow law enforcement officers as he left the roger c peace rehab hospital yesterday. dempsey spent 41 days in the hospital. he's expected to make a full recovery with therapy. dempsey praised a fellow deputy for his actions the night he was shot.
eliminated any further injury that could have occurred easily occurred. his training took over and he was good. myra: charles rosemond was shot to death after investigators say he fired at dempsey. deputies were responding to a robbery call at his apartment. allyson: chris, before we look ahead to tomorrow, we are talking about ice on the roads. chris: black ice from what fell yesterday. it is not like snow piled up, but the areas in purple have a winter weather advisory with snow melting on contact and made the roads wet. there is black ice or in ashevivie to hendersonville and back toward the northern part of travelers rest, northern pickens and oconee county. looking ahead, the winter storm watch has been upgraded to going to storm warning. that covers most of the northern part of the upstate and all of western north carolina and
not seeing anything right now. it will be night before we see it move in. cold in columbia, 34 in greenville and 31 in asheville. the winter storm will head our way and be a significant one for most of us in the upstate and north of the i-85 corridor and north carolina. by 1:30 tonight, the rain will start and change it to freezing rain. we will see that by 6:00 a.m. tomorrow and it will continue to the midmorning hours, really ramping up by lunchtime. that will put the code of ice on anything, making roads treacherous, at least by lunchtime. as cold air rushes in, moisture that is left over will fall as snowfall late tomorrow night and ending by about 2:00 a.m. in the upstate. it will end by lunchtime in the mountains on saturday. the latest model shows a
an inch of ice in the gsp area and the ball 10th of an inch of isolated and. the snow model showing anywhere from three inches and six inches from the european model, and nine from the gfs. if you cut those in half because the moisture will be ice, we will have quite a bit of snow on top of the ice. for north carolina, most models showing a significant amount of snow, nine inches to 12 inches. a glaze of eyes and about one quarter of an inch to half an inch possible on the low end. the damaging ice storm on the high end. for the mountains, four incncs to six inches possible. keep: cash gabe gutierrez there are new : developments in that massive winter storm barreling down on the northeast, more than 50 million americans in its path. a smaller storm dumped several inches of snow here in kentucky and killed one driver in tennessee. but now, that larger storm has
this weekend will be a mess. i'm gabe gutierrez in kentucky and we'll have the very latest on this developing story, as well as al's forecast coming up on "today." allyson: a look outside at our woodruff road skycam. clear right now, black ice the concert and we have added henderson county to our school closings and delays.
myra: as the panthers prepare for the nfc conference championship game, recognition continues coming in. quarterback cam newton was named the pro football writers nfl mvp and offensive player of the year. he's the first player in nfl history with at least 30 passing touchdowns and 10 rushing touchdowns in a single season. while a trip to super bowl l is on the line sunday night in charlotte, the team isn't talking super bowl just yet. wyff news 4's ricardo lecompte has more from charlotte. ricardo: the carolina panthers are one win away from super bowl l and with the extra attention they are getting, you would figure the team would be very uptight. that is not the case in the locker room. they are loose, having fun and relaxed leading up to the game against the cardinals. they are very businesslike and
super bowl l, unless they win the game on sunday. >> it doesn't do any good to talk about the next game if we do not get there, so we will focus on the game we are about to play. we understand this is a big game, an opportunity for us to move forward, but you have to win first. that is what we have to focus on. >> at the end of the day, we had to be ourselves. we have been successful all year long because of that. we will continue to be successful because of that and stay focused on the process and doing the things that has not missed where we are. if we do that, we look at ourselves a chance. all you can ask for. ricardo: it is snowing right now outside bank of america stadium and coach rivera wants to make sure the team practices as much as they can in this weather. sunday's game is set forth 6:40. ricardo the cop wyff news 4 -- ricardo lecompte wyff news 4 sports.
backed up our panthers playoff special. we will now air that special at 7:00 saturday night right here on wyff 4. our sports team will have an in-depth look at the panthers as they prepare for the nfc champioship against the cardinals. again, that's right here on wyff 4 at 7:00 p.m., saturday. here are some headlines you'll want to follow today. -- allyson: taking a live look at philadelphia, pennsylvania. prepping for the major winter weekend weather storm. whatever looking at here? chris: significant ice possible across the i-80 five corridor and snow on top of that. mainly snow and asheville and hendersonville area where half a
of the mountains, south of there, rain falls and north, you get winter weather. winter weather advisory in effect until 7:00 a.m. for the carolina mountains. down toward greenville, a hazardous weather impact right now with a little bit ofice possible, along with fog. the storm that is coming tomorrow has prompted the winter storm warning from the national weather service for the northern part of t georgia, northern part of the upstate and all of western north carolina as the storm bears down on the area. we have a calm start to the day, 34 in downtown greenville, temperatures cold just about everywhere. 30 and laurens, 35 and abbeville, 31 in asheville. throughout the day, it will be nice. temperatures will warm into the lower 40's. we will see partly cloudy skies
rising to the lower 40's with increasing cap clouds by the evening. -- increasing clouds by the evening. rain will help colby atmosphere, but be advised, freezing rain looks like regular rainfall, it is just when it hits the ground that it immediately coats everything with a solid sheet of ice and it does not look like ice from looking at your window or anything. please, be careful going outside if you have to. otherwise, plan to stay at home after tonight and through tomorrow and probably through saturday as well. north of i-85. the mountains will seat a nice and snow fleet next -- will see a nice and snow fleet mix. you'll get a short break, either precipitation, as things transition to snowfall and cold air rushes in. the couple of hours of snow tomorrow evening and that could
the latest model is concerning. nam showing over half an inch of ice and that she is sexually 3/10 of an inch. both would be bad. the snowfall model is not precipitation is going to far less ice, so you see the gfs showing nine inches of snow. an inch. both would be bad. the snowfall model is not accounting for what precipitation is going to fall as snow or ice, so that gfs is chilly nine inches of snow. the quarter of an inch to half an inch of ice along the i-85 corridor and that includes northern anderson county. on top of that, one inch to three inches of snow. for the north carolina mountains, four inches to six inches of snow is nearly one foot in the high country. the impact will start later
and, really ramping up by friday. by friday night, roads will be impossible. the four-day plus looks like this -- 100% chance of ice as we had throughout the day on friday. saturday, we see that transition over to cloudy skies and it will be cold and halting starts into sunday with sunshine and 50's. myra: thank you. here are some headlines you'll want to follow today. stock markets keep plunging carried investors worried that low oil prices mean there is not much demand for fuel, a signal of a slowing global economy. also, the buffalo bills make nfl history. kathryn smith is hired as the bills' special teams quality control coach. she's now the first full-time female member of an nfl coaching staff. this morning in commitment 2016, donald trump continues to gain speed from the new polls. allyson: sarah palin's endorsement has also given him
nikole: donald trump is in las vegas after making an appearance with sarah palin in oklahoma. it was their second event after she endorsed an earlier in iowa. trump appears to be on a roll after gaining her backing and gaining a 20 point lead in new hampshire. he moves up to second place and ted cruz, who traded barbs with trump over the establishment and ted cruz's bank loan, and he holds organized events in iowa, where he is locked in a dead heat with donald trump. nikole killion in washington. allyson: thank you. more than 181,000 -- more than 181,000 bottles of water for the residents of flint, michigan, have arrived. this courtesy of pop icon cher. this is a story we brought to you earlier this week. last saturday, cher and water company icelandic glacial announced they were partnering to bring the water. the donation will go to community centers, food banks and fire houses. the city is dealing with a water
to save money. myra: fans are flocking to winslow, arizona. they are leaving tributes to eagles member glenn frey. a statue is there honoring frey who penned the famous line, i was standin' on a corner in winslow, arizona. frey died monday at 67. the rustic town of winslow was all but forgotten when interstate 40 displaced route 66. locals capitalized on the lyrics with an annual festival and park. allyson: it has been 10 years since pluto was the ninth planet, but astronomers say the
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that presents a problem from yesterday's light snow. slick roads and a winter weather advisory due to black ice possible out there. across the area, a winter storm warning from the northern part of the upstate, northbound and into the mountains, and this will be a significant storm overnight. at 20% chance of rain later today. the rain changes to ice overnight and roads could be bad as early as tomorrow morning at 7:00 a.m. in the northern part of the upstate. that continues off and on to snow friday night. on saturday. we will see melting on sunday, but roads will likely be bad for much of the area with fog, re-freeze and fog until monday morning. myra: and some of those roads are the disparity.
myra: u.s. researchers say the solar system may have a ninth planet and it may be 10 times bigger than earth and way beyond neptune. allyson: astronomers in pasadena said computer simulation showed that the mystery planet would orbit abou times further away from the sun from the earth. the planet has not been observed directly and the astronomers were initially skeptical that such a large planet would have eluded detection. they say the model shows a near perfect match. earlier research devoted pluto as the solar systems ninth planet. myra: all i can say is i thought of a martian. allyson: i can't help you there. myra: we will take a look at the morning headlines. winter weather their lame east and on the left, slow-motion