South Carolina: winter storm watch issued

All right, happy Friday everyone, we have a winter storm watch in effect for our entire viewing area. It’s a bit rare for the upstate to be 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 4,000 feet in the mountains, about 12 to 20 inches of snow is possible Lower elevations in the mountains, 6 to 12 inches of snow are possible. And then in upstate it can be a dusting or a trace of up to five inches mixed with snow, sleet and sometimes freezing rain. This is of course our main concern, not the snow accumulation, but the ice accumulation, which gives us impacts on the road and dangerous movements. And of course the possibility of one-time power outages of around 1/10 to a quarter inch of ice buildup seems to be the most likely, but there will be areas that end up at the high end of that. So against body blackout is definitely a possibility. Not only that ice buildup, but look at those pretty gusty winds would really kick in overnight and early Sunday, 40 to 50 55 miles an hour. Gusts of wind certainly possible as the day progresses on Sunday. So just something else we need to be aware of as we take a look outside, it’s going to be a good Friday. It really is the temperature is going to be in the mid 50s today. But here is the low pressure area going to head just south of us. And I mean just south of us. So things are moving forward as we head into tomorrow night. But Sunday will be the most impactful day. And then on the backside of this low, we will continue to see some of these impacts through Sunday evening. So here is an overview of what we expect. You can see as we move forward tomorrow night we will see a bit of snowfall. But here comes Sunday morning we’ll see snowfall in the region of 2-4 inches right now seems like I think a pretty good estimate through basically along and north of I 85 A dusting down to an inch, maybe up to two a little further south. And of course as you go up the mountains these accumulations get more numerous, we will continue to refine this as we go. But it looks increasingly likely that we will see some snow accumulation. It’s just a matter of how much sleet and freezing rain it will end up being. So we have an impact day tomorrow, especially tomorrow evening, and then of course an alert day on Sunday, when all that happens, good day to be inside. Guys, we’ll keep you updated as we go, mm hmm

Winter storm watch issued for ice and snow accumulations forecast in South Carolina

A winter storm watch remains in effect for our entire viewing area as a powerful system heads into Saturday evening through Sunday. The National Weather Service issued the winter storm watch around 3:45 p.m. Thursday. Forecasts, closures, traffic updates, power outages, live cameras, and more. LATEST ALERTS IN YOUR AREA | CLOSING/DELAYS | LIVE SKYCAMS The mountains will see almost all the snow producing high totals on Sunday. Elevations above 4,000 feet could see 12 to 20 inches of snow, and lower elevations could average 6 to 12 inches. Temperatures will be in the high 20s during the day with cold and windy 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 a possibility of 0.10 to 0.25 inches. South of I-85 these amounts will be 0.10 to 0.50 inches higher possible with possible dusting and lighter snow accumulations. RELATED: Winter Storm Safety Reminders: What To Do In The Event Of A Power Outage, What To Avoid While Driving Send Us Your Pictures Of Snow When It Starts Snowfall Amounts Will Go From Trace To some isolated areas north of I-85 getting 5 inches or 6 inches of snow. These totals continue to be refined as the system gets closer and its trajectory is more pronounced.RELATED: What does that mean? Weather words you’ll be hearing a lot this week explained How to melt homemade ice Difficult movements are expected as well as occasional power outages. Gusty winds will be 25-50 mph at times and temperatures won’t reach freezing. Expect a freezing, windy and messy day, stay tuned for more updates.

A winter storm watch remains in effect for our entire viewing area as a powerful system heads into Saturday evening through Sunday.

The National Weather Service issued the winter storm watch around 3:45 p.m. Thursday.

The mountains will see almost all the snow produce high totals on Sunday.

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

winter forecast Thursday 5 p.m.

The upstate will also see snow accumulations mixed with freezing rain and sleet at times. Ice accumulations are also likely along I-85, with a possibility of 0.10 to 0.25 inches.

winter forecast Thursday 5 p.m.

South of I-85 these amounts will be 0.10 to 0.50 inches higher possible with possible dusting and lighter snow accumulations.

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

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These totals continue to be refined as the system approaches and its trajectory steepens.

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The main concern remains ice on roads and power lines. Difficult movements are expected as well as occasional power outages.

Gusty winds will be 25-50 mph at times and temperatures won’t reach freezing. Expect a freezing, windy and messy day, stay tuned for more updates.

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