The epic, long lasting snow and ice storm is finally winding down as the last of the snow showers move out of the area. Behind the departing storm though, winds may gust over 35 mph and bring down limbs or trees weakened by the ice. Additionally, melting may cause ice to fall off trees and buildings and onto power lines. It wouldn't surprise me to see additional power outages, especially across the Pee Dee and on the Border Belt.
Some melting continues through early evening, but after midnight, temperatures will drop below 32 causing remaining ice and snow to refreeze. Driving will be hazardous through early Friday morning.
Huge improvements are expected Friday. Sunshine will warm us into the 50s Friday through the weekend. There is a small chance of a shower Friday night but any rain is gone before the marathon Saturday morning.
Here is more information on how you can report power outages.There are numerous delays and cancellations and you can find those here. Check out some of the pictures sent to us! You can always track the system with us and get the latest updates on First Alert Live Doppler 15000 if you have an iPhone or Android by downloading the CarolinaLive app.