Winter Storm Diego Path, Track: Heavy Rains, Snow, Storms Tracking Across Texas, North Carolina

The storm moving east from the southwestern part of the country is bringing winter weather conditions with it. Parts of New Mexico, Texas and Oklahoma all had a winter weather advisory in place Friday.

That advisory was put in place and expected to stay in effect until Saturday at 6 a.m. MST. Due to the winter weather, there would likely be some snow accumulation as well as slippery road conditions in the areas for which the warning was issued.

"A Winter Weather Advisory for snow means periods of snow will cause primarily travel difficulties. Expect snow covered roads and limited visibilities, and use caution while driving," said the warning from the National Weather Service (NWS).

The storm named Winter Storm Diego by The Weather Channel started in California where it caused significant damage, heavy rains and flooding. The storm brought so much flooding after the recent wildfires and in burn areas that some people ended up trapped in their cars.

Additionally, the rain that made highways and airport landing strips to slick that cars and planes alike were sliding when their operators tried to brake. There were also mudslides due to the significant precipitation as well.

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That storm was making its way across the country, and Friday it was in New Mexico but was expected to keep moving. The storm was expected to be over the Texas and Oklahoma panhandles by early Saturday morning.

Meanwhile, there was also a winter storm watch for North Carolina and Virginia. That weather was expected to form due to the cold and high pressure on the East Coast mixing with the low pressure coming out of the Gulf of Mexico. That was expected to happen from Saturday into Sunday and cause a wintry mix of precipitation.

While some places were expected to see rain and sleet, western North Carolina was expected to see the highest accumulations. That watch was in effect Saturday night until Monday morning and total snow accumulations were expected to be anywhere from one to eight inches depending on the area. Those in the mountains in southwest North Carolina should be on guard for the weather as well as those west of the Blue Ridge Escarpment, according to the NWS.

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A man rides a bicycle through snow in New York on November 15. Winter Storm Diego was expected to be over the Texas and Oklahoma panhandles by early Saturday morning. Don Emmert/AFP/Getty Images