‘Wet’ snow expected Sunday in Lowcountry

A dusting of snow in January covers straw bales near Cypress Campground Road in Berkeley County.

Told you that springlike weather wouldn’t last. Rain on Saturday night is expected to turn to snow Sunday morning as temperatures drop near freezing.

“It’ll be moving up the coast,” said meteorologist Jonathan Lamb, National Weather Service, Charleston. “It’s one of those (storm) systems where we can potentially get more accumulation along the coast than farther inland,” the opposite of what tends to happen.

“At this point we expect little or no accumulation,” he said Friday evening. “It won’t stick. It’ll be ‘wet’ snow. It looks pretty but it struggles to pile up.”

A half inch to an inch of precipitation is expected all together in rain and snow, lasting from Saturday night until Sunday afternoon, Lamb said. The best chance to see snow will be from about 4 a.m. until noon. Lows are expected to remain in the 30s and highs in the 40s and 50s for the next week.

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