Winter Storm WATCH for parts of Florida

Henrietta Strickland
January 2, 2018

Wintry precipitation, including some accumulation, is likely Wednesday morning through afternoon.

Portions of northeast SC and southeast North Carolina are expected to get hit with the wintry mix as a storm system brews off the coast of Florida and makes its way north. Meteorologist Jeremy Wheeler said Tuesday morning the winter storm could cause school closures and create a messy situation on the roads.

Accumulation is the most challenging part of Wednesday's forecast.

Localized snow accumulations of up to a foot are expected from Monday to Wednesday in parts of the Northeast, according to National Weather Service predictions.

Travel is likely to be unsafe in these areas Wednesday into early Thursday.

Low pressure in the western Atlantic Ocean will intensify and track toward the north-northeast off the Northeast coast late Wednesday through Thursday, before plowing into Atlantic Canada by early Friday. Snow could begin Wednesday evening with temperatures dropping into the 20s along with heavy winds. A track farther away would mean less snow than now forecast. With cold air already in-place, moisture may fall as a wintry mix initially before possibly changing over to pure snow before ending. The heaviest accumulation potential is across the Lowcountry. While there is likely to be at least some snow and wind, how much southeastern New England ultimately sees will depend on the storm track. Those winds could result in some flight delays.

A developing winter storm will clip the east coast starting off in the southeast. Please check back for updates.

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