The cold air has been locked into the region with another blast coming southward through late today into Friday.
Area roads will stay wet as they are too warm to accumulate snow, therefore travel late Friday night and early Saturday morning should not be hazardous.
Snow accumulation will be very minor and only on grassy and elevated surfaces northwest of the Triangle. Keep in mind that these are computer models and this output can still change by tomorrow. No icy road issues are now expected in the greater Greenville/Upstate area. The best shot at seeing any snow or sleet pellets will be to the north and west of Macon for Upson, Monroe, Lamar, and Putnam counties. This is certainly to cause some excitement in these areas Friday, but the overall impact will be very limited.
Clouds and occasional showers will continue to stream in from the southwest through the balance of the afternoon. There is a good chance we have at least a wintry mix before all of the moisture moves away. After record highs of 85 yesterday, temps will be about 40 degrees colder this afternoon. I have spelled out the most likely scenario, but it’s important to remember that there are multiple outcomes in play Thursday night and Friday. We will have some light freezes on the Northshore with lows in the lower 30s, and we will have some frost on the Southshore with lows in the upper 30s.
“If it did happen, the timeframe would be Saturday morning, most likely”, said Lamb. If less cold air funnels into the state, we’ll have more cold rain and little or no snow. Highs will be in the 40s once again.
Cold air will take over for the weekend with highs struggle to make it out of the 30s Sunday. Lows in the mid to upper 20s. It should come through Monday night and will not bring any rain. Mornings in the mid 30s to mid 40s and highs in the mid 60s.