Good (chilly) morning! It's a tough morning to get out of bed - we have temperatures in the 30s and 20s across the area, but it feels even colder! Winds have been around 5-10 mph in the Upstate, but that's enough to drop wind chill values into the 20s. In the Mountains, winds have been breezy (and especially gusty on the higher elevations), dropping our wind chill values into the teens and single digits. Elevations over 3500 feet in Mitchell and Yancey Counties are under a WIND CHILL ADVISORY through noon - as wind chill values could be as low as -10 degrees this morning.
Afternoon temperatures will stay well below-normal despite lots of sunshine. In Greenville and Spartanburg, highs will reach the mid 40s. Up in WNC, however, we won't get above the freezing mark - and winds will stay breezy through the mid-afternoon!
Winds will relax later this evening and high pressure will be right overhead, and these conditions will allow temps to drop like a rock! Lows early Wednesday will range between the mid teens in the Mountains and the mid 20s in the Upstate. Tomorrow will stay sunny and chilly, with highs only slightly warmer than today's temps.
Thursday brings a few extra clouds, as well as the chance of a few flurries near the TN border in WNC. Friday will offer up the next best chance of rain. In the Upstate, we'll see only wet weather (with the exception of northern Upstate spots where a bit of freezing rain may be found early). The Mountains will have to watch for freezing rain during the morning - but it should stay fairly light. That could lead to some slick roadways, though. We'll transition to only rain across the entire area through the afternoon. While most areas will dry out Friday night, we will likely see some upslope snow showers through Saturday afternoon - and TN border areas could pick up a few inches.