Winter weather headed to South Carolina


COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Forecasters say snow and ice are a certainty this week in much of South Carolina. But they are trying to figure how much will fall and how long it will last.

That will determine whether this week's storm is a potential disaster or just a nuisance like the winter weather two weeks ago.

The National Weather Service says some light sleet and snow could fall Tuesday, but the heavier amounts won't begin until early Wednesday morning.

Forecasters expect more snow in the Upstate, where 4 to 6 inches could fall.

Freezing rain will be the bigger problems in the Midlands, where a quarter to three-quarters of an inch of ice could weigh down power lines and trees.

South Carolina has not seen a major ice storm in nearly a decade.

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