The weather forecast for the the rest of the week in the Midlands is calling for cold temperatures and precipitation.
What about snow?
“I would not be surprised to see a light mixture of rain and snow,” said Chris Liscinsky, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Columbia.
Before rushing to the grocery store for milk and bread, there probably won’t be enough of the white stuff to justify cleaning out the back of the closet for those moon boots.
At least not in the Midlands.
Other parts of South Carolina and the southeast could see heavier snowfall later this week and into the weekend. But even that shouldn’t accumulate.
The possibility of snow is in the forecast for the Greenville, Spartanburg and Clemson areas on Friday, according to the National Weather Service.
Rock Hill and the greater Charlotte area is also expected to get snow on Friday.
Charleston, Hilton Head and Myrtle Beach are all expected to see temperatures drop into the high 30s on Friday, but only rain – not snow – is in the National Weather Service forecast.
Heavier snow could fall in Georgia, where there’s a 50 percent chance metro Atlanta could see an inch or more of snow Friday ajc.com reported.
What everybody in South Carolina definitely will experience is colder temperatures.
“Like (Wednesday), we’re going to see a significant cool down,” Liscinsky said. “It’s getting more winter like.”
On Thursday, rain is likely, according to the NWS Columbia forecast that’s predicting a high temperature of 47 degrees, with a possible low around 39.
The rain will continue on Friday, and the temperature will drop, with a temperature around 40 degrees and a low in the 30s. From Friday night into Saturday morning, it will rain on and off and that’s when the Midlands are most likely to get snow.
“It’s expected to be light,” Liscinsky said of any possible snow. “It will be a cold rain, we’re not looking at freezing rain or sleet. There will be a few flurries mixed in.”
The temperature on Saturday and Sunday is expected to go between a high in the 40s to to a low in the 30s. Monday will get off to a much colder start.
“The Monday morning temperature will be around 27 degrees,” Liscinsky said. “It’s significantly colder than what we’ve been experiencing.”
There is a silver lining to the cold temperatures, which could dip below freezing on the weekend and Monday. No precipitation is expected.
That could change on Tuesday, but it’s expected to be warm enough to rule out any snow in the Midlands.