The skies are then expected to dry up until Friday evening, when more snow is expected.
By Friday night, some patchy areas of light, wet snow are possible from North Carolina and southeast Virginia to the southern Delmarva Peninsula.
Rain will change to snow late Thursday night and through Friday morning. The higher snow rates will most likely come sometime between 8 a.m. and noon; the precipitation tapers off tomorrow afternoon.
Some roads and overpasses could see spotty icing, but warm ground temperatures probably mean snow accumulating only on grass. This could cause issues with black ice if there is standing moisture on the roads.
“The chart gives you what our probability of snow is within a certain range, and it’s updated regularly”, Hawley says.
Colder air will continue to spill into Georgia from the north Friday thanks to another cold front. The low will be around 34 degrees. It’s important to note that temperatures in the mountains will be below freezing, but they will be farther away from the moisture. The air at the surface may not be below freezing, but the air just above it is.
This is the biggest question mark with Friday morning forecast. Some areas could receive a small amount of snow accumulation – between half an inch to one inch – depending on conditions.
Lauren Carroll, a meteorologist with the NWS Greenville-Spartanburg office, said the majority of Burke County should expect between ½ and 1 inch of snowfall accumulation Friday.
Plants and pets will also need to be protect for these freezing temperatures.
Sunday: Partly sunny, high near 32.