Light snow is already falling around Caesar’s Head but the white stuff isn’t supposed to start in the Greenville metropolitan area until later this afternoon.
And even then, the region is only expected to get a couple of tenths of an inch, according to meteorologist Scott Krentz of the National Weather Service.
“We could get some snow this afternoon around rush hour,” he said. “But nothing’s going to accumulate.”
Temperatures here are expected to hover around the mid 30s, possibly as high as 37, which should be warm enough so that roads will stay clear, Krentz said.
The mountains, however, could get 1 to 3 inches and some higher elevations up to 4 inches, he said.
“I wouldn’t be surprised if we have to put out a warning for a few counties up there later on tonight,” he said.
This storm should be over around 10 p.m. although there could be some freezing rain overnight, mostly across the mountains, he said.
Temperatures will warm up on Thursday to a high in the mid-40s, when there will be some rain, Krentz said. But they’ll drop to around freezing overnight and stay that way throughout the day Friday.
And a slightly stronger system moves in Friday that could bring half an inch of snow to the Greenville-Spartanburg area, he said. But there’s still a potential for freezing rain, with the higher elevations possibly getting a tenth of an inch of ice, he said.
“For the Greenville metro area, it shouldn’t be much of a problem,” Krentz said. “But we’ll be right on the line with temperatures around 33. So we’ll be on the edge of freezing rain potential.”
The weekend looks to be cold. Saturday will bring temperatures around the freezing mark with Sunday’s high only reaching the mid-20s, he said. But things should slowly warm back up to the mid-thirties by Wednesday.