Snow could come to the Lowcountry this time. Really.

And it might be a lot of the fluffy stuff -- by our standards -- 1 to 3 inches.

For an area that rarely sees snow, many are looking forward to something other than our weekly winter drenching.

But will it stick?

Pete Mohlin, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Charleston, said late Thursday that it depends on where you are.

"We should get an inch to an inch-and-a-half near the coast, 2 to 3 inches farther inland," he said.

The snow won't start sticking until darkness falls and temperatures go down, Mohlin said.

"Most of the snow accumulation will be on grassy surfaces, rooftops, elevated bridges," he said.

"There probably will be a couple inches on the ground come daybreak Saturday morning."

The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch for the area.

A low moving across the northern Gulf of Mexico is expected to bring snow to the state starting after noon today.

A twist for this prognostication: The snowstorm will focus on the coast instead of the Upstate.

The Weather Service says that areas around Columbia and to its north could get a dusting to an inch of snow.

By Thursday night, Delta Air Lines had canceled three flights from Charleston to Atlanta this morning.

Charleston County Aviation Authority spokeswoman Becky Beaman said all passengers departing today should check with their airlines before arriving at the airport.