Sleet possible today in northern Midlands

Cold temperatures will meet rain in South Carolina today, creating a chance of sleet in the northern portions of the Midlands.

The timing and duration is still iffy, but the National Weather Service forecast calls for a chance of an hour or two of sleet early in the afternoon before temperatures rise into the 40s and the moisture turns to a cold rain. No accumulation on the roads or trees is expected.

The dividing line between a little sleet and nothing but rain is the usual place - I-20. Sleet is most likely north and west of the interstate, said Mark Malsick, severe weather liaison with the state climate office.

As for those hoping for snow, Malsick doesn't rule out a rogue flake or two, but he advises against pulling the sled down from the attic.