Warmer weather to return; freezing rain not in forecast

Warmer weather to return; freezing rain not in forecast

Warmer weather to return; freezing rain not in forecast

The National Weather Service has forecast a 60 percent chance of rain or freezing rain Monday after 1 a.m. and continuing into rain later in the day. Now it seems as if only rain will fall.

Although most of this weekend is expected to be dry, a wintry mix consisting of freezing rain or sleet is forecast to develop by Sunday evening, extending into early Monday.

The Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) will have crews on standby to battle the freezing rain and ice storm that may hit the St. Louis area Sunday.

The National Weather Service, Jackson, Miss., issued a hard freeze warning for Northeast Louisiana through today (Wednesday). There have been no discussions of cancelling school on Monday. Most of MA received more than a foot of snow with some towns seeing as much as 17 inches, according to NWS observations.


Unofficial reports from the eastern end of Orangeburg County estimate snowfall totals between 4 inches to 6 inches in areas such as Holly Hill, Eutawville and Vance.

It was so cold that SCE&G reported its customers set a new electricity usage record. Sunday morning's low is expected to be in the upper teens and then temperatures should rise to 34 or 35 degrees.

Saturday is shaping up to be the coldest day with the area experiencing a daytime high temperature of 3 degrees and wind chill values as low as minus 26 with the arctic air continuing at between 10 and 15 miles per hour with gusts expected to top 38 miles per hour under partly cloudy skies, according to the NWS.

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