GREENVILLE, S.C. — An Arctic cold front forecast to move across the Carolinas early Tuesday morning is expected to bring snow and gusting winds.

A winter storm advisory issued by the National Weather Service in Greenville-Spartanburg on Monday predicts that snow will fall in the southern Appalachian mountains, with heavy accumulation of up to six inches at the higher elevations. Winds of 15 to 20 miles to hour are expected, with gusts up to 45 miles per hour. Wind chills could make the temperature feel as if it is below zero.

The cold front is expected to continue moving east across the states on Tuesday, bringing freezing temperatures and snow to the Piedmont in the afternoon. Accumulations, if any, are predicted to range from a trace to a light dusting.