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Upstate Snow Showers Today

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Snow is still forecast for the Upstate, parts of NE Georgia and parts of Western NC.  A Winter Weather Advisory is also posted for many of us.

Importantly, what is falling this morning is not the main show we are focusing on. 

Radar will begin to fill in or back-build from west to east/northwest to southeast with moisture which may seem to appear out of nowhere (within the circled area on the map to the right) between 10am and 4pm today.  There have been a few reports of flurries from the comment section this morning, but the main show hasn't arrived.

The image to the right shows how cold we are (around -3C to -6C) in the mid-levels and this is critical in supporting all snow for most areas.  Still, as we suggested yesterday, light rain or sprinkles will be possible in places where heavy precipitation doesn't develop.

Importantly, it's always hard to figure out where the moderate snow in individual bands will set up across the Upstate.  Due to this and the pivoting structure of the upper-level winds, we won't know exactly which towns end up with the most snow until these moderate to heavy bands of snow set up.  Here's what we can tell you at this time:

 

Timing:  These bands of now will start as early as mid-morning (~10am) and everything should end around 4-5pm.

Locations where around 1" is possible:  Spartanburg Co., Cherokee Co., Union Co., Laurens Co., Greenville Co., Pickens Co., Transylvania Co., Henderson Co., Polk Co., Rutherford Co., McDowell Co.  Light rain or sprinkles will be possible in places where heavy precipitation doesn't develop.

Locations where 0 to a dusting is possible:  Oconee Co., Anderson Co., Greenwood Co., Abbeville Co., Hart Co., Elbert Co., Franklin Co., Stephens Co., Macon Co., Buncombe Co. Jackson Co.  Light rain or sprinkles will be possible in places where heavy precipitation doesn't develop.

Roads could become slick this afternoon.  Let us know what you are seeing at your place by posting in the comments section below.  Good luck to those of you wanting snow.

 

 

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