Significant winter storm heading our way
Mon, 27 Jan 2014 00:05:28 GMT —
A Winter Storm Warning will be in effect for our area from 5 a.m. Tuesday through 6 p.m. Wednesday.
Cold air will be pumped into the area Monday night and Tuesday while southwesterly winds aloft and low pressure off the coast thr
ow moisture our way Tuesday through Wednesday.
TIMING OF PRECIPITATION
With cold air in place and moisture moving in fast, freezing rain and sleet will develop along the coast around day break Tuesday and head inland. By late morning through Tuesday evening, it's mainly freezing rain and sleet on the coast to snow and sleet as you head farther west into the Pee Dee and Border Belt. Overnight Tuesday, precipitation will change to all snow before ending by early morning Wednesday.
SNOW AND SLEET ACCUMULATIONS will be highest along and west of I - 95.
5" - 8" Lumberton, Red Springs, Laurinburg, Bennettsville, Dillon and Latta - Mainly all snow
4" - 6" Hartsville, Darlington, Florence, Marion, Mullins, Lake City and Johnsonville - Snow and some sleet.
2" - 4" Kingstree, Conway, Aynor, Green Sea - Much of this could be sleet.
1" - 3" Loris, Carolina Forest, Conway, Socastee, Little River, Myrtle Beach, North Myrtle Beach, Surfside, Murrells Inlet, Pawleys Island and Georgetown - Much of this could be sleet.
FREEZING RAIN ACCUMULATIONS will be highest along the Grand Strand.
.50" - Little River, North Myrtle Beach, Myrtle Beach, Socastee, Carolina Forest, Surfside, Murrells Inlet, Pawleys Island and Georgetown
.25" - .50" Longs, Loris, Conway and Andrews
.10" - .25" Florence, Lake City, Johnsonville, Aynor, Marion and Mullins.
.25" - .50" of ice will cause major icing issues on roads and especially overpasses. Additionally, the weight of that much ice on tree limbs and power lines will cause scattered to widespread power outages.