The first of two winter storms brought less than an inch of snow to the Upstate and a slight dusting to the Midlands.
But forecasters are really eyeing what’s coming next: much more measurable amounts of snow in the Upstate. Current models predict between 3 to 6 inches falling overnight Wednesday in Anderson, Cherokee, Greenville, Oconee, Pickens, Spartanburg, Union, and York counties. A Winter Weather Advisory is currently in effect for those counties. A Winter Storm Watch is in effect for the rest of the Piedmont region, and drops down to include Chesterfield, Fairfield, Lancaster, Kershaw, and Newberry counties in the Midlands.
Meanwhile, the Midlands could see snow as well on Wednesday evening, with forecasts calling for no more than a few inches of accumulation in the northern counties of the region. But the temperature is predicted to hover around the critical 32-degree mark, so the precipitation may also fall as rain in southern areas of the region.
On Tuesday morning, a half-inch of snow was reported at the National Weather Service office in Greer. Temperatures remained below freezing all morning and are only expected to reach the mid-30s by afternoon. Schools in Greenville, Oconee, and Pickens counties were closed due to the weather, according to the Greenville News.
A half-inch of snow was reported in the Piedmont regions north of Columbia, including Fairfield, Newberry, and Saluda counties.
A winter weather advisory expired at 1:00 pm in the northern Midlands, while it will remain until 4:00 p.m. for the southern regions.
The Lowcountry was affected by freezing rain all morning. A Freezing Rain Advisory is continuing through 5:00 p.m. Tuesday for Berkeley, Charleston, Colleton, and Dorchester counties. The coastal areas of South Carolina are not expected to receive anything more than rain when Wednesday’s system passes through the state.