Freezing rain began across portions of WNC early this morning, and has made for a tricky commute around the area for many. Many wrecks have been reported around Henderson Co. where schools have been closed for the day due to slick roadways. The Reynolds & Roberson districts in Buncombe County will also be closed today due to slick roadways. Temperatures will climb into the lower 50’s later today as the frontal passage approaches, so if you have slick roadways in your area, stay put until temperatures rise. Heavy rain is expected to push through the area late Wednesday night and into Thursday with over 1.5” of rainfall possible in many areas. Some flash flooding cannot be ruled out with this system. Looking ahead towards the weekend, the sun will return! Temperatures will push into the 40’s each day with lows in the mid 20’s. Please have a great day and stay safe traveling around the area this morning!