South Carolina: Snow, ice hours away

The winter storm will hit South Carolina and North Carolina this weekend

The main event takes place on the night of Saturday to Sunday



All right, we’re only hours away from the winter storm we talked about, we have a winter storm warning. It was a watch earlier. All of these areas in pink have been upgraded to a warning as we should see a bit more ice accumulation with these snow accumulations for the northern mountains. You will see almost all the snow. But look at that, that’s the main concern here. Ice storm warning between 1/10 and 1 inch of ice is possible. Alberton, Abbeyville, Greenwood, Lawrence Union. Now we will see some ice accumulation in other areas. This is going to be the biggest area of ​​concern. We also have a winter storm watch for parts of northeast Georgia, mixing snow and ice in your area as well. So right now 1/10 to a quarter inch of ice is going to be the average upstate in the areas where there’s a warning it’s going to be higher, maybe even up to an inch, which of course almost guarantees power outages. We therefore expect occasional power cuts throughout the day tomorrow. Besides that ice, waiting for some of those power poles, power lines, and trees. We will also have fairly strong winds. Look at these 30, 50 mph gusts of wind coming in pretty strong as we start tomorrow morning and it continues through the afternoon. This is the low pressure zone. It is the main event that awaits him. We have rains as they get a little closer to us, it will take us several hours so the temperatures will be colder. So we see a lot of things starting out as snow, and then at the back, it’s going to be snow as well. So let’s take a look. Here comes that area of ​​low pressure leading south of us again, we’ll see some isolated showers today tonight but the main event won’t start until after 9 or 10am. That’s when we’re going to see the most prevalent overnight and early tomorrow morning you’ll wake up to some snow for most of us upstate. But then we’re going to see that transition and that’s where we’re going to get into this kind of sleet and freezing rain mess. And then behind that we’ll have some more snowfall that will add to those total accumulations before that cold air settles in and stays put. Here’s a closer view as we go into tonight. You will see three o’clock in the afternoon, we will see some possible showers. It’s long before this storm, but we’ll have some of it throughout the afternoon. Tonight we will begin to see some freezing rain, possibly in some areas some snowfall for the mountains. But here, you see, here’s 2:30 tomorrow morning, lots of snow for the mountains, all snow for upstate, mostly snow. And then in some of our southern counties you might get a little dusty a few showers but it’s going to almost immediately change to freezing rain there first and then that line is going to slowly progress north covering that area from Greenville Spartanburg around 89 10 am. This transition is a little further north and then we go aft as we enter 678 hours tomorrow night. That’s when we’ll see this whole transition to snowfall. But drier air will infiltrate at the same time. So it’s going to go down pretty quickly in terms of snowfall totals. This is again an estimate. Some of us will end up on the bottom, others may end up a little higher. Places like travelers rest where you enter north of I 85 here, just before this line you can see four or five inch isolated areas. No problem. Maybe even a little more. But you see as you go further south, you see a trace or just a dusting and almost nothing in terms of buildup. So here we go today, cold air up 44 degrees for high, we’re gonna drop to about 30 degrees for high tomorrow it’s gonna be cold, windy stuff falling from the sky. It’s going to be a day you don’t want to be outside, and then comes Monday some slippery places. Black ice on mountain roads throughout the upstate as well. So be sure to stay careful with that. And then in the mountains, there will be a long period of icy conditions on the roads in the region until Tuesday morning as well, mm hmm, mm hmm.

The winter storm will hit South Carolina and North Carolina this weekend

The main event takes place on the night of Saturday to Sunday

A winter storm is only hours away from arriving in the Carolinas. The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning and an ice storm warning for our area which is in effect until Monday morning. QUICK LINKS: Forecasts, closures, traffic updates, power outages, live cameras, and more. Scattered showers in the upstate and snow showers in the mountains will begin Saturday afternoon in a very isolated way. But that’s not the main event. The leading edge of the storm system begins to move past the region after 9 p.m. Saturday. At midnight, widespread snow will be seen over the mountains and the upstate will continue until 6 or 7 a.m. The line is slowly pushing north across the rest of the upstate with sleet and freezing rain mixing in the region by mid-morning. RELATED: Winter Storm Safety Reminders: What To Do In The Event Of A Power Outage, What To Avoid While Driving Send us your photos of snow when it starts Light snowfall is also possible in these areas , but will not be the main event. Gusts of wind add to the concern as power lines and trees are weighed down by ice. Occasional power outages are likely, so please plan ahead. Extra blankets, water, non-perishable food and filled medications. RELATED: Governor Henry McMaster and Governor Roy Cooper have declared states of emergency in South and North Carolina. Once the low pressure area moves eastward, we will find ourselves at the cooler rear end of the system. This will turn any freezing and freezing rain to snow before it subsides later in the afternoon into the evening. Monday will be dry but much, much colder. With snow and ice on the ground, temperatures should be chilly all around you in the high 30s for the most part. RELATED: What Does It Mean? Weather words you’ll be hearing a lot this week explainedHow to melt homemade ice cream

A winter storm is only hours away from arriving in the Carolinas.

The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning and an ice storm warning for our area which is in effect until Monday morning.

Scattered showers in the upstate and snow showers in the mountains will begin Saturday afternoon in a very isolated way. But that’s not the main event. The leading edge of the storm system begins to move past the region after 9 p.m. Saturday.

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At midnight, widespread snow will be seen over the mountains and the upstate will continue until 6 or 7 a.m.

For southern counties including Elberton, Abbeville and Greenwood, dusty or very light accumulation is possible early Sunday, but freezing rain will pass those areas first.

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The line is slowly pushing north across the rest of the upstate with sleet and freezing rain mixing in the region by mid-morning.

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The ice storm warning is of most concern with 0.10″ to 1″ ice accumulation possible.

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Light snowfall is also possible in these areas, but will not be the main event. Gusts of wind add to the concern as power lines and trees are weighed down by ice.

Occasional power outages are likely, so please plan ahead. Extra blankets, water, non-perishable food and filled medications.

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Once the low pressure area moves eastward, we will find ourselves at the cooler rear end of the system. This will turn any freezing and freezing rain to snow before it subsides later in the afternoon into the evening.

Monday will be dry but much, much colder. With snow and ice on the ground, temperatures should be chilly all around you in the high 30s for the most part.

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