A significant winter event is coming, really, National Weather Service forecasters are saying today.
Moisture rich, the system heading into the Tabor-Loris Community and across much of the Carolinas has been slower moving than expected, with precipitation expected near dawn Tuesday now likely closer to dusk.
Current forecast models call for snow and sleet beginning late this afternoon in the TLC and through much of Columbus and Horry counties. Extreme eastern sections of both counties will likely see more freezing rain and sleet before snow forms near dawn on Wednesday.
Snow is expected to continue through Wednesday morning, tapering off before noon, with clearing in the afternoon but high temperatures likely to remain below freezing, and wind chills in the single digits and teens all day.
Slightly warmer temperatures Thursday will give way to more sub-freezing weather Thursday night, with snow-melt on roadways freezing and making driving conditions treacherous.
Forecasts for Friday are milder, with highs in the 50s, with temperatures near 60 on Saturday. Rain and warmer weather Sunday could wash away any residual snow.
Updates on the impact of the winter storm, and area closings, will be posted here as they become available.