Sleet, freezing rain possible

Last updated: February 10. 2014 10:43AM - 3358 Views
By Amanda Moss

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It’s looking like Richmond County may get a bit more winter weather according to the National Weather Service.

The National Weather Service early Monday morning issued a Winter Storm Watch for the county beginning at noon on Tuesday and lasting until noon on Thursday.

According to the NWS, there will be a chance of flurries will begin today after 2 p.m., but Tuesday afternoon there will a period of light snow in the area. There will be a possible 1 inch to 3 inches of snow accumulation on Tuesday afternoon. The chance of precipitation on Tuesday is 70 percent. The high for Tuesday is 34 degrees Fahrenheit.

On Tuesday night there will be a chance of snow before midnight, then snow, freezing rain, and sleet likely. The low will be around 27 degrees.

A mix of wintry precipitation is expected early on Wednesday leading to Wednesday night. The chance of precipitation on Wednesday is 80 percent. The high expected on Wednesday is 34 degrees.

According to the NWS, periods of snow and ice will make travel conditions hazardous from Tuesday afternoon through Thursday. Power outages may also be an issues especially on Wednesday and Wednesday night due to the ice accumulation.

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