Snow enters Midlands, S.C. forecast again

There's a chance the Midlands and South Carolina could see snow Tuesday evening and overnight into Wednesday, forecasters say.

Just how much - if any - remains highly uncertain, according to the National Weather Service, as a weather system develops and makes its way across the United States and through the South early this week.

"The general thinking at this point is that there will be mainly a cold rain event through the day Tuesday ... then possible mix or change to snow as the low deepens off the coast," the National Weather Service said Saturday.

Tuesday's high is forecast to stay in the low 40s, with the chance for precipitation at 70 percent. The forecast then calls for a 60 percent chance for rain and snow after 1 a.m. Wednesday. Wednesday's high temperature is expected to be near 47.

Forecasters aren't officially talking "accumulation" yet, saying it's too uncertain at the moment.

The 8.6 inches of snow recorded Feb. 12 and 13 at the Columbia Metropolitan Airport made it the fifth-biggest snowfall in Columbia's history.