You might have dodged any sightings of snow flurries here in the Lowcountry Saturday, but you better bundle up tonight.
A light drizzle is possible for Beaufort County throughout the day, and while the winter weather threat is over, there’s potential for a windchill advisory Saturday and Sunday night, according to the National Weather Service.
Experts said Saturday afternoon that temperatures for Hilton Head Island are expected to reach around 29 degrees and even down to 23 degrees mid-island. But with the combination of cold wind, temperatures on the skin will feel somewhere around 19 degrees, right at the threshold of a windchill advisory.
These drops in temperature means pets and plants should be brought indoors, according to the National Weather Service. If you dare to brave the cold yourself, you should don those gloves, scarves, hats and winter jackets you keep in the back of your closet.
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While the Lowcountry was spared from sloppy winter weather Saturday, other parts of the state woke up to a snowy Saturday.
The blast of cold air making its way through the Carolinas arrived too late for the participation to fall as snow or sleet in most of the state.
As of Saturday morning, a couple inches of snow were reported in the Greenville and Spartanburg areas, while the Lowcountry saw little rain. The rain is expected to stop after 10 a.m Saturday, according to the National Weather Service.
On Friday, Gov. Nikki Haley declared a state of emergency in all 46 counties.
The weather system will bring the first hard freeze of the season to the Lowcountry, with low temperatures in the 20s from Sunday night to Monday.
In a news release, the Charleston office of the National Weather Service warned that water on roads Saturday night might freeze into black ice as temperatures drop.
A warming shelter at Sea Island Presbyterian Church will be open from 8 p.m. to 7 a.m. Saturday, Sunday and Monday nights to ensure that Beaufort County residents have a safe place to stay warm. Meals will be provided each evening and morning. Snacks and water also will be available. Residents needing transportation to the shelter should call Non-Emergency Dispatch at 843-524-2777.