Dramatic drop in temperatures with very little wintry precipitation Monday afternoon & evening

A Winter Weather Advisory has been issued for Robeson, Marlboro, Dillon, and Darlington counties from 6pm Monday through 7am Tuesday.

Don't let the warm weather fool you. A strong arctic front is crossing the area and temperatures are dropping like a rock as it passes.

TEMPERATURES - The day started mild with temperatures quickly rising into the 60s and 70s. Now with the front passing through, the temperature is dropping 10° in less than an hour and 20º - 25º over 3 hours.

When will the front pass through your neighborhood? Here's my thinking based on the latest forecast models:

Scotland, Robeson, Marlboro and Dillon counties: 12pm - 2pm

Darlington Florence, Marion and northern Horry counties: 2pm - 4pm

Southern Horry, Georgetown and Williamsburg counties: 4pm - 7pm

WINTRY PRECIPITATION - Showers will be on and off through the afternoon. As the shallow layer of cold air rushes in, the deeper moisture will be leaving. Whatever moisture is left could change to a little bit of sleet or freezing rain, NOT snow, between 6pm - 11pm. VERY little to no accumulation is expected so there will be no issues with power outages or trees coming down. This is NOT another ice storm like we had a few weeks back. Because the ground is warm, I'm not expecting any travel issues through the evening. After midnight, when the temperature drops below freezing everywhere, any remaining water will quickly freeze so there could be slick spots on bridges and overpasses.

A strong Northerly wind at 15-25mph will gust near 30 mph driving wind chills into the teens.

Another storm coming out of the Gulf of Mexico will likely bring us a round of rain Wednesday, Thursday and perhaps into Friday.