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Mother Nature’s Indecision

When reading the below Special Weather Statement, keep in mind that it reached 75° downtown on Wednesday.

…Wintry precipitation possible late Friday night across portions of
southern South Carolina and southeast Georgia…

A low pressure system is expected to move through South Carolina
Friday afternoon and Friday night. This will bring a chance of
rain to much of the area beginning Friday afternoon. However…a
colder airmass will move in Friday night from the north…possibly
allowing inland sections of southeast South Carolina to drop to
near freezing. Far inland portions of southeast Georgia…mainly
Screven and Jenkins counties…could drop into the lower to middle
30s late Friday night.

At this time…model guidance suggests the rain could mix with or
change over to snow and sleet across inland South Carolina and
Georgia after midnight Friday night. The best chance for wintry
precipitation will be north of a line from near Jamestown to
Summerville…Walterboro…Yemassee and Sylvania. Precipitation
is expected to end from west to east fairly quickly Saturday
morning. It does not appear that much snow or sleet
accumulation…if any…will occur with this system. There is…
however…considerable uncertainty regarding the amount of cold
air that will move in Friday night…and this will largely impact
eventual precipitation types and amounts.

What a wacky winter it’s been…