***INLAND WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY UNTIL 10 A.M.***
Good morning my friends! We’re starting out this Sunday active in regards to our weather situation, so remain weather aware! A wintry mix has settled into the Pee Dee and areas near the Border Belt, with surface temperatures at or below freezing early on.
A glazing of ice has already been reported in many areas such as Hartsville, Darlington, and Dillon. Once the shift to all rain occurs later this morning, more than likely after 10 a.m., any accumulation of ice will quickly wash away. The exception will be in northern Marlboro County, Scotland County and parts of Robeson County, where temperatures will stay below freezing closer to lunchtime.
This will allow ice accumulation of around one-quarter of an inch, and that could break tree limbs, cause power outages, and make for slippery road conditions. If you have to travel early this morning, please use caution. Once temperatures warm up above freezing, precipitation will be all rain, and no more winter weather issues are expected. The advisories and watches for winter weather are all issued to end around 1 p.m. on Sunday. Rain will be heavy through Sunday afternoon with 1 to 2-plus inches of rain possible. This storm system will move away tonight, and we will dry out to start next week with sunshine eventually breaking out for MLK Day. Highs will be around 50 again, bumping a few degrees up with sunshine on Tuesday.
TODAY: Cloudy and windy. Precipitation will start as freezing rain early inland; highs 46 inland, 58 beaches. Coastal communities and those to the east of Marion/Kingstree should only expect mostly rain for the entirety of this system.
TONIGHT: Clouds decrease with lows ranging in the 30s.
MLK DAY: Sunshine breaks out with highs near 50.