Low’s track will determine snow vs. freezing rain totals
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Albert Thomas Jr.
The combination of cold temperatures and a low pressure system expected to intensify over South Carolina caused transportation officials to start applying brine to many of the area roads Friday.
Now, whether it was all worth the effort depends on the eventual track of the low as it leaves South Carolina.
The weather models have moved the track inland and steadily westward, dashing snow hopes as warmer air aloft and at the surface became the consensus.
While below freezing temperatures at the start of the precipitation just before sunrise Sunday could result in some snow and sleet, we will more likely be dealing with a period of freezing rain. Of course, if the actual track is closer to the coast, the type of precipitation here could change.
Sunday afternoon highs are forecast to reach the mid to upper 40s. It will be windy, with gusts from the east and northeast reaching 20 to 25 mph.
The rain is expected to end during the evening.
Monday and Tuesday highs will hold in the mid-40s while Monday overnight lows drop into the mid-20s.
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Albert Thomas Jr., a Wilson attorney and retired judge, will weigh in on the region’s weather conditions each Tuesday and Saturday. Thomas is a forecast aficionado who recalls Wilson community weatherman Joe Overman’s broadcasts on WVOT radio.
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