South Carolina: Snow, ice hours away

Winter storm to hit South Carolina, North Carolina this weekend

Main event moves from overnight Saturday into Sunday



Alright well we are just hours away from the winter storm we have been talking about, we’ve got a winter storm warning. This was a watch earlier. All these areas in pink that has been upgraded to a warning as we are expected to see a little bit more ice accumulation along with those snowfall accumulations for the upstate the mountains. You’re going to see basically all snow. But look at this, this is the main area of ​​concern here. The ice storm warning anywhere from 1/10 up to an inch of ice is possible. Alberton, Abbeyville, Greenwood, Lawrence Union. Now we’re going to see some ice accumulation in other areas. This is just going to be the greatest area of ​​concern. We’ve also got a winter storm watch for portions of Northeast Georgia, mix of 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 across the upstate in areas where there is a warning, it’s going to be higher, maybe even up to an inch that of course almost guarantees power outages. So we are expecting spotty power outages as we go throughout the day tomorrow. On top of that ice, waiting down some of those power poles and power lines and trees. We’re also gonna have pretty gusty winds. Look at that wind tastes of 30, 50 mph coming in pretty strong as we start tomorrow morning and it goes throughout the early afternoon. Here’s the area of ​​low pressure. This is the main event out ahead of it. We’ve got some rainfall as it marches a little bit closer to us, it’s going to take us several hours so temperatures will be colder. So we’re looking at a lot of it starting as snow and then on the backside it will be snow as well. So let’s take a look. Here comes this area of ​​low pressure driving to the south of us again, we’ll see a couple isolated showers today tonight but the main event is not going to get going until after nine or 10:00. That’s when we’re gonna see the most widespread overnight and early tomorrow morning you’ll awaken to a little bit of snowfall for most of us across the upstate. But then we’re going to see that transition and that’s where we’re gonna get into that sleet, freezing rain kind of slushy mess. And then on the backside of this we’ll get a little bit more snowfall adding to those overall total accumulations before just that cold air kind of settles in and stays in place. Here’s a closer view as we go into tonight. You’ll see three PM this afternoon, we’ll see a couple of showers possible. This is way ahead of that storm but we’ll have some of that as we go throughout the afternoon, heading into this evening we’ll start to see a little bit of freezing rain possibly in some areas snowfall for the mountains. But here you see, here’s 2 30 tomorrow morning, lots of snowfall for the mountains all snow for the upstate mostly snow. And then in some of our southern counties you might get a little dusting a couple a couple flurries, but it’s going to almost immediately go to freezing rain there first and then that line is going to slowly progress northward kind of covering that Greenville Spartanburg area around 89 10 o’clock in the morning. This transition’s a little further north and then here we go on the back side as we go into 678 o’clock tomorrow night. That’s when we’re gonna see all of this transition to snowfall. But drier air is going to be funneling in at the same time. So it’s going to type off pretty quickly in terms of snowfall totals. This is still an estimate here. Some of us will end up on the lower side, some of us will end up maybe a little bit higher. Places like travelers rest where you’re getting into north of I 85 here, just shy of that line, you could see isolated areas of four or five inches. No problem. Maybe even a little bit more. But you see as you go farther south, you’re looking at a trace or just a dusting and barely anything in terms of accumulation. So here we go today, cold air in place 44 degrees for a high, we’re going to drop to about 30 for a high tomorrow it’s gonna be cold, blustery stuff falling from the sky. It is going to be a day where you do not want to be outdoors and then comes monday slick spots. Black ice on mountain roads all across the upstate as well. So make sure you stay cautious of that. And then in the mountains it’s going to be a prolonged period of that black ice on area roads through Tuesday morning as well, mm hmm, mm hmm.

Winter storm to hit South Carolina, North Carolina this weekend

Main event moves from overnight Saturday into Sunday

A winter storm is just hours away from arriving in the Carolinas. The National Weather Service issued a winter storm warning and an ice storm warning for our area that is in effect until Monday morning. QUICK LINKS: Forecast, closings, traffic updates, power outages, live cameras, etc. Scattered showers across the Upstate and snow showers in the mountains will start Saturday afternoon in a very isolated manner. But this is not the main event. The leading edge of the storm system starts to overtake the region after 9 pm Saturday. By midnight, widespread snow will be seen across the mountains and Upstate continuing steady until 6 or 7 am For southern counties including Elberton, Abbeville, and Greenwood, a dusting or very light accumulation is possible early Sunday but freezing rain will overtake these areas first. The line slowly pushes north into the rest of the Upstate with sleet and freezing rain mixing into the area by the mid-morning timeframe. RELATED:Winter storm safety reminders: What to do if power goes out, what to avoid when drivingSend us your snow pictures when it beginsThe ice storm warning carries the biggest concern with anywhere from .10″-1″ of ice accumulation possible. Light snowfall is also possible in these areas, but will not be the main event. Gusty winds add to the concern as power lines and trees get weighed down by ice. Spotty power outages are likely so please prepare ahead of time. Extra blankets, water, non-perishable food items and medications filled. RELATED: Gov. Henry McMaster and Gov. Roy Cooper have declared states of emergencies in South and North Carolina. Once the low-pressure area pulls east, we will end up on the colder, backside of the system. This will change any sleet and freezing rain to snow before it tapers off later afternoon into the evening hours. Monday will be dry but much, much colder. With snow and ice on the ground looks for temperatures to be chilled all around you in the 30s for most. RELATED: What does that mean? Explanation of weather words you will hear a lot this weekHow to make homemade ice melt

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

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

Scattered showers across the Upstate and snow showers in the mountains will start Saturday afternoon in a very isolated manner. But this is not the main event. The leading edge of the storm system starts to overtake the region after 9 pm Saturday.

winter weather hours away

By midnight, widespread snow will be seen across the mountains and Upstate continuing steady until 6 or 7 am

For southern counties including Elberton, Abbeville, and Greenwood, a dusting or very light accumulation is possible early Sunday but freezing rain will overtake these areas first.

weekend outlook

The line slowly pushes north into the rest of the Upstate with sleet and freezing rain mixing into the area by the mid-morning timeframe.

RELATED:

The ice storm warning carries the biggest concern with anywhere from .10″-1″ of ice accumulation possible.

winter storm warning

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

Spotty power outages are likely so please prepare ahead of time. Extra blankets, water, non-perishable food items and medications filled.

RELATED:

Once the low-pressure area pulls east, we will end up on the colder, backside of the system. This will change any sleet and freezing rain to snow before it tapers off later afternoon into the evening hours.

Monday will be dry but much, much colder. With snow and ice on the ground looks for temperatures to be chilled all around you in the 30s for most.

RELATED:

.

Leave a Comment