Winter weather coming our way


The National Weather Service in Greenville-Spartanburg has issued a Winter Storm Watch which will be in effect beginning Tuesday morning and lasting through Thursday morning. Weather forecasters are predicting 4 to 6 inches of snow along and northwest of the Interstate 85 corridor and 2 to 4 inches southeast of Interstate 85. Ice accumulations of a trace to one tenth of an inch are also expected along Interstate 85.

The impacts of snow, sleet and freezing rain are expected to make travel treacherous. Local officals are taking the weather situation serious, meeting with Anderson County emergency prepardness officials today to plan for the event.

Additional details will be posted as they become available.

The following is a current weather statement issued by the National Weather Service . . .

* Locations… northeast Georgia… upstate South Carolina… and the

southern tier of western North Carolina.

* Hazards… heavy snow and sleet… with areas of freezing rain in

the lower Piedmont.

* Timing… mainly light snow and sleet should impact the region

Tuesday into Tuesday night. The precipitation will become

heavier Wednesday into Wednesday night… with sleet increasingly

mixing in from the south… along with freezing rain in locations

southeast of Interstate 85.

* Impacts… the combination of heavy snow… significant

sleet… and freezing rain will make travel treacherous. The

accumulations may also create numerous power

outages… especially Wednesday through Wednesday night.

* Temperatures… mainly in the upper 20s and lower 30s.

* Winds… northeast 5 to 15 mph with gusts up to 25 mph.

Precautionary/preparedness actions…

A Winter Storm Watch means there is a potential for significant

snow… sleet… or ice accumulations that may impact travel.

Continue to monitor the latest forecasts.