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A winter storm making its way to the Mid-Atlantic could dump up to 10 inches of snow on the Dan River Region.

The system triggered the National Weather Service to post a winter storm watch including Danville and Pittsylvania County starting Saturday night. The weather service predicts the powerful storm could blanket the area with 5 to 10 inches of snow.



Some local amounts could be even higher.

The watch was issued after a tug-of-war day with computer models on the path of the weekend weather maker. Nudging the system further north or south dramatically changes the potential accumulations.

However, the basic ingredients for a classic Southside snow will be in place: cold air and lots of moisture. The track will determine how much snow falls.

As of Thursday night, the weather service was predicting snow starting late Saturday night and picking up in intensity through the day Sunday and into Sunday night.

Travel could become difficult — or nearly impossible — the weather service warned in the advisory.

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