South Carolina: Winter storm watch issued

Alright, happy Friday everyone, we’ve got a winter storm watch in effect for our entire viewing area. It’s a little bit rare that the upstate is included in one of these and the mountains will likely be upgraded to a warning at some point later today. But here’s what it looks like right now. Above 4,000ft in the mountains, about 12 to 20 inches of snow is possible in lower elevations in the mountains, 6 to 12 inches of snow is possible. And then in the upstate anything from a dusting or a trace up to five inches mixed with snow and sleet and freezing rain at times. That of course is our main concern not the snow accumulation but the ice accumulation giving us some road impacts some hazardous travel. And of course the possibility for spotty power outages about 1/10 to a quarter inch of ice accumulation looks to be the most likely but there will be areas that end up on the higher end of that. So against body power outage is definitely a possibility. Not only would that ice accumulation but look at this pretty gusty winds really get cranking overnight and early sunday, 40 to 50 55 mile an hour. Wind tastes certainly possible as we go throughout the day on sunday. So just something else we’ve got to be aware of as we take a look outside, it’s gonna be a nice friday. It really is temperature is going to be in the mid fifties today. But here comes that area of ​​low pressure gonna track just to the south of us And I do mean just to the south of us. So things get going as we head into tomorrow evening. But Sunday will be the biggest impact day. And then on the back side of that low we’ll continue to see some of those impacts into sunday night. So here’s a closer look at what we are expecting. You can see as we go throughout tomorrow evening, we’ll see a little bit of snowfall. But here comes sunday morning, we’ll see some snowfall across the area anywhere from 2 to 4 inches right now look to be I think a pretty good guesstimate across basically right along and north of I 85 A dusting to an inch, maybe up to two a little bit further to the south. And of course as you move up the mountains, those accumulations get to be more, we’ll continue to fine tune this as we go. But it does look more and more likely we’ll see some snow accumulation. It’s just a matter of how much of that will end up being sleet and freezing rain. So we’ve got an impact day tomorrow, especially tomorrow night and then of course an alert day on sunday, when all of this happens good day to be indoors. Guys, we’ll keep you updated as we go, mm hmm

Winter storm watch issued: Ice, snow accumulations expected in South Carolina

A winter storm watch remains in effect for our entire viewing area as a strong system heads our way Saturday night into Sunday.The National Weather Service issued the winter storm watch about 3:45 pm Thursday.DOWNLOAD THE WYFF 4 APP TO STAY INFORMATIONQUICK LINKS: Forecast, closings, traffic updates, power outages, live cameras, etc.LATEST ALERTS IN YOUR AREA | CLOSING/DELAYS | LIVE SKYCAMSThe Mountains will see almost all snow yielding high totals Sunday. Elevations above 4,000 feet could see 12-20 inches of snow, and lower elevations could average 6-12 inches. Temperatures will be in the 20s during the day with cold, blustery conditions. The Upstate will also see snow accumulations mixed with freezing rain and sleet at times. Ice accumulations are also likely along I-85 with .10-.25 inches being possible. South of I-85 those amounts will be higher .10-.50 inches possible with a dusting and lighter accumulations of snow possible. RELATED: Winter storm safety reminders: What to do if power goes out, what to avoid when driving Send us your snow pictures when it begins Snow amounts will range from a trace to some isolated areas north of I-85 getting 5 inches or 6 inches of snow. These totals continue to be finetuned as the system gets closer and its pathway more pronounced. RELATED: What does that mean? Explanation of weather words you will hear a lot this weekHow to make homemade ice meltThe main concern continues to be ice on roads and on power lines. Difficult travel is expected along with spotty power outages. Gusty winds will be 25-50 mph at times and temperatures will not reach above freezing. Expect a frigid, blustery, messy day, Stay tuned for more updates.

A winter storm watch remains in effect for our entire viewing area as a strong system heads our way Saturday night into Sunday.

The National Weather Service issued the winter storm watch about 3:45 pm Thursday.

The Mountains will see almost all snow yielding high totals on Sunday.

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Elevations above 4,000 feet could see 12-20 inches of snow, and lower elevations could average 6-12 inches. Temperatures will be in the 20s during the day with cold, blustery conditions.

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The Upstate will also see snow accumulations mixed with freezing rain and sleet at times. Ice accumulations are also likely along I-85 with .10-.25 inches being possible.

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South of I-85 those amounts will be higher .10-.50 inches possible with a dusting and lighter accumulations of snow possible.

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Snow amounts will range from a trace to some isolated areas north of I-85 getting 5 inches or 6 inches of snow.

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These totals continue to be finetuned as the system gets closer and its pathway more pronounced.

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The main concern continues to be ice on roads and on power lines. Difficult travel is expected along with spotty power outages.

Gusty winds will be 25-50 mph at times and temperatures will not reach above freezing. Expect a frigid, blustery, messy day, Stay tuned for more updates.

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