BEAUFORT, SC (January 27, 2014/2:00 PM) – The National Weather Service has placed Beaufort County under a Winter Storm Watch. This is anticipated to be upgraded to a Winter Storm Warning later this afternoon.
Temperatures are forecast to begin dropping tonight and drop into the lower 20’s by Tuesday evening. Precipitation is forecast to begin early Tuesday afternoon as rain, and transition to freezing rain/ sleet and possibly snow overnight on Tuesday.
Forecast accumulations of snow for Beaufort County is less than one inch, however accumulations of ice may reach ¾ of an inch.
Residents should prepare today and tomorrow morning for potential power outages, deteriorating weather conditions and extremely dangerous highway conditions. Bridges and overpasses will freeze first, making travel over them dangerous if not impossible.
The Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office, Emergency Management Division, in coordination with the National Weather Service, the Red Cross, SC Department of Transportation and South Carolina Emergency Management continue to closely monitor the situation, and will be release announcements as necessary to keep the public informed.
Again, please make the appropriate preparations this afternoon and tomorrow morning in advance of this winter storm.
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