‘Coldest temperatures of the winter season,’ rain, snow in forecast for Grand Strand

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The Grand Strand is expected to see snow and the coldest temperatures of the winter season thus far on Saturday, according to meteorologists.

Rain that begins Friday afternoon is expected to become snow overnight, according to an updated weather briefing from the National Weather Service in Wilmington, N.C.

Coastal counties are expecting up to a half-inch of snow. Snowfall is expected to taper off Saturday morning.

Areas farther inland could see up to one inch of snowfall. Darlington, Dillon and Marlboro counties in South Carolina and Bladen and Robeson counties in North Carolina are under winter weather advisories, according to the NWS.

Very cold temperatures could create black ice Saturday night into early Sunday morning.

“Among the coldest temperatures of the winter season thus far” are expected Saturday night, with lows dropping to upper teens to near 20 degrees, according to the weather briefing.

Visitors walk the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk looking for a store selling coffee on Saturday morning. A rare winter storm struck the Grand Strand area on Friday, Jan. 21st and Saturday Jan. 22, 2022 coating everything in the region with a glaze of ice. Jan. 22, 2022.
Visitors walk the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk looking for a store selling coffee on Saturday morning. A rare winter storm struck the Grand Strand area on Friday, Jan. 21st and Saturday Jan. 22, 2022 coating everything in the region with a glaze of ice. Jan. 22, 2022.

The geographically uncommon snow is expected just a week after an ice storm and unusually low temperatures hit the area. Last week’s storm brought freezing rain and sleet to the Myrtle Beach area and some snow farther inland, prompting businesses to close and schools to move online.

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