South Carolina: Winter Storm Guard issued

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

A winter storm guard remains in effect for our entire viewing area as a strong system goes our way Saturday night to Sunday. The National Weather Service sent out the winter storm guard around noon. 15:45 Thursday. DOWNLOAD THE WYFF 4 APP TO KEEP INFORMATION QUICK LINKS: Weather forecast, closures, traffic updates, power outages, live cameras, etc. LATEST ALARMS IN YOUR AREA | CLOSURE / DELAYS | LIVE SKYCAMS The mountains will see almost all the snow that gives high totals on Sunday. Elevations above 4,000 feet could see 12-20 inches of snow, and lower elevations could see an average of 6-12 inches. The temperatures will be in their 20s during the day with cold, windy conditions. Upstate will also see snow accumulation mixed with freezing rain and sleet at times. Ice accumulations are also likely along I-85 with 0.10-0.25 inches possible. South of I-85, these amounts will be 0.10-0.50 inches higher possible with a dusting and lighter accumulations of snow possible. RELATED: Winter Storm Safety Reminders: What to Do If the Power Goes Out, What to Avoid When Driving Send Us Your Snow Pictures When It Begins Snow amounts will vary from tracks to some isolated areas north of I-85 that will be 5 inches or 6 inches of snow. These totals continue to be fine-tuned as the system gets closer and its path more pronounced. RELATED: What does it mean? Explanation of weather words you will hear a lot this weekHow to make homemade ice cream melt The biggest concern remains ice on roads and on power lines. Difficult journeys are expected along with spotty power outages. Wind gusts will sometimes be 25-50 mph and temperatures will not reach above freezing. Expect a cold, windy, messy day. Stay updated for more updates.

A winter storm guard remains in force for our entire view area as a strong system goes on its way Saturday night to Sunday.

National Weather Service issued winter storm guard around 15.45 on Thursday.

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

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

winter view Thursday 17.00

Upstate will also see snow accumulation mixed with freezing rain and sleet at times. Ice accumulations are also likely along I-85 with 0.10-0.25 inches possible.

winter view Thursday 17.00

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

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The amount of snow will vary from a track to some isolated areas north of I-85 that get 5 inches or 6 inches of snow.

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These totals continue to be fine-tuned as the system gets closer and its path more pronounced.

RELATED:

The biggest concern remains ice on roads and on power lines. Difficult journeys are expected along with spotty power outages.

Wind gusts will sometimes be 25-50 mph and temperatures will not reach above freezing. Expect a cold, windy, messy day. Stay updated for more updates.

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