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Winter storm in Carolinas: Updates on conditions, what's to come

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This page will have updates on conditions in the Carolinas during the winter storm. Please check back and refresh for the latest. 2 p.m. Snow returns in some areas. Winds are dying down. Road are not good. Stay home if you can. Snow ends in Upstate around 7 p.m. Cold temperatures remain. Chris' latest update below.1 p.m. Strong gusty winds continue to blow snow and freezing rain around the area. The continued threat for downed trees and powerlines continue this afternoon as ice accumulates until the late afternoon timeframe. These gusts will range from 25-55mph until 2 pm or so, before breezy conditions take the place of stronger winds. We have one more round of snow on the backside of this low pressure system. Western counties will see the freezing rain switch back to snow around 3pm from Toccoa, Wahalla and then move east towards Greenville and Spartanburg near 4:00pm or 5:00pm.A second round of light snow accumulation will race across the Upstate before tapering off tonight.Noon update11:00 a.m.Ice, freezing ran will transition to snow later this afternoon leading to higher accumulations in some areas. Travel is very difficult.10:15 a.m. Latest update from Chris: Latest video from our reporters below: 9:30 a.m. Some snow totals: Tigerville 7" Asheville 5.4"Landrum 6"Lyman 4"Inman 7" 9 a.m.Wind gusts between now and noon will be between 40 and 50 mph. Ice accumulations expected to be .10"-.25" around the Upstate but in our southern counties, an ice warning signals .10"-1" of ice is possible. Areas near Spartanburg can also expect higher impacts due to ice accumulation.PICTURES: First snow pictures of the morningLatest maps, graphics show timing, accumulations, temps, winds speeds for winter stormQUICK LINKS: Forecast, closings, traffic updates, power outages, live cameras, etc.The Upstate will see more snow before the system heads east. A second and final transition back to snow begins between 3 p.m.- 5 p.m. Freezing overnight lows will cause roadways to keep ice creating slick spots Monday morning.8:30 a.m.Latest update from Chris below: 8:30 a.m. Latest video from our reporters around the Carolinas: 8 a.m.From Chris Justus: Following several inches of snow. Sleet and Freezing rain. Rain takes over soon with big wind. Back to snow by 1 .pm. Expect power outages with these winds. Hunker down everyone.Update from Blue Ridge Electric: As of 7:40 this Sunday morning, Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative had 9,534 members without electric service. The by-county breakdown:Anderson 177Greenville 178Oconee 6,204Pickens 2,075Spartanburg -0-Wet snow is collecting on trees, which then fall across power lines. Brisk winds are also uprooting trees, producing similar results. More than 100 operations workers are now in the field addressing the problems. This will be an uphill battle until after the storm has moved out of the area. To report an outage: 1-888-BLUERIDGE.7:30 a.m. Wintry-mix in most areas. Winds picking up. Stay safe. To check on power outages and to report power outages:Duke Energy outagesLaurens Electric outagesBlue Ridge Electric outages6:30 a.m. Snow is already transitioning to rain in some areas. But there is a layer of snow in most areas. (Scroll down for some totals already) Ice accumulations expected to be .10"-.25" around the Upstate but in our southern counties, an ice warning signals .10"-1" of ice is possible. Areas near Spartanburg can also expect higher impacts due to ice accumulation.A second and final transition back to snow begins between 3pm-5pm. Freezing overnight lows will cause roadways to keep ice creating slick spots Monday morning.Latest snow reports: Greer 4.3"Taylors: 4"Pickens 4"Spartanburg 3.3"6 a.m.Latest snow reports: Pickens 4"Easley Fire Station almost 3"Mt Rest 5.5"Spartanburg 3"5:30 a.m.Latest snow reports: 1.7 Easley1.7 GSP1.5 Pelzer 2" TR2.5" Mauldin2" Sandy Springs 5 a.m.Video below shows the WYFF News 4 crews around the Upstate: PICTURES: First snow pictures of the morning4:30 a.m.:Snow reports so far: GSP AIRPORT- 1.3"W. Pelzer 1.3"Easley 1.5"4 a.m./What to expect for the day: The snow is here giving the Upstate its first snowfall of the season. Some areas of the mountains will see more than a season's worth in one day! The annual snowfall for Asheville from October to April is 12.6," but some locations in higher elevations could see closer to 20" of snow!What we can expect as far as snow accumulation:Mountains of North Carolina: 6" to 12"Northern portions of Upstate: 3" to 6"Along Interstate 85: 1" to 3"South of Interstate 85: 1"-3What to expect as far as ice accumulation:Along Interstate 85 and north of I-85:.10" to .25"South of Interstate 85: .25" to .50Now for the bad news. Snow transitions to freezing rain and sleet mid-morning turning our winter wonderland into an ice rink for some. Ice accumulations expected to be .10"-.25" around the Upstate but in our southern counties, an ice warning signals .10"-1" of ice is possible. Areas near Spartanburg can also expect higher impacts due to ice accumulation.PICTURES: First snow pictures of the morning Latest maps, graphics show timing, accumulations, temps, winds speeds for winter stormQUICK LINKS: Forecast, closings, traffic updates, power outages, live cameras, etc. The Upstate will see more snow before the system heads east. A second and final transition back to snow begins between 3 p.m.- 5 p.m. Freezing overnight lows will cause roadways to keep ice creating slick spots Monday morning.The ice storm warning carries the biggest concern.Gusty winds add to the concern as power lines and trees get weighed down by ice.Spotty power outages are likely, so please prepare ahead of time. Extra blankets, water, non-perishable food items and medications filled.Duke Energy says the winter storm could cause an estimated 750,000 customers to lose power in North Carolina and South Carolina based on the storm's current forecasted track, and power outages in some of the hardest-hit areas could last several day.RELATED:Winter storm safety reminders: What to do if power goes out, what to avoid when drivingSend us your snow pictures when it beginsVideo below: Latest video from WYFF News 4 crews on Sunday morning: Gov. McMaster news conference from Saturday afternoon below: Meteorologist Griffin Hardy gives you some winter weather tips Folks in Spartanburg getting ready: North Carolina preps: Duke Energy prepares for outages:

GREENVILLE, S.C. —

This page will have updates on conditions in the Carolinas during the winter storm. Please check back and refresh for the latest.

2 p.m.

Snow returns in some areas. Winds are dying down. Road are not good. Stay home if you can. Snow ends in Upstate around 7 p.m. Cold temperatures remain. Chris' latest update below.



1 p.m.

Strong gusty winds continue to blow snow and freezing rain around the area. The continued threat for downed trees and powerlines continue this afternoon as ice accumulates until the late afternoon timeframe.

These gusts will range from 25-55mph until 2 pm or so, before breezy conditions take the place of stronger winds.

We have one more round of snow on the backside of this low pressure system. Western counties will see the freezing rain switch back to snow around 3pm from Toccoa, Wahalla and then move east towards Greenville and Spartanburg near 4:00pm or 5:00pm.

A second round of light snow accumulation will race across the Upstate before tapering off tonight.

Noon update

11:00 a.m.

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10:15 a.m.

Latest update from Chris:

Latest video from our reporters below:

9:30 a.m.

Some snow totals:

9 a.m.

Wind gusts between now and noon will be between 40 and 50 mph.

Ice accumulations expected to be .10"-.25" around the Upstate but in our southern counties, an ice warning signals .10"-1" of ice is possible.

Areas near Spartanburg can also expect higher impacts due to ice accumulation.

The Upstate will see more snow before the system heads east. A second and final transition back to snow begins between 3 p.m.- 5 p.m. Freezing overnight lows will cause roadways to keep ice creating slick spots Monday morning.

8:30 a.m.

Latest update from Chris below:

8:30 a.m.

Latest video from our reporters around the Carolinas:

8 a.m.

From Chris Justus: Following several inches of snow. Sleet and Freezing rain. Rain takes over soon with big wind. Back to snow by 1 .pm. Expect power outages with these winds. Hunker down everyone.

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Update from Blue Ridge Electric:

As of 7:40 this Sunday morning, Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative had 9,534 members without electric service. The by-county breakdown:

Wet snow is collecting on trees, which then fall across power lines. Brisk winds are also uprooting trees, producing similar results. More than 100 operations workers are now in the field addressing the problems. This will be an uphill battle until after the storm has moved out of the area.

To report an outage: 1-888-BLUERIDGE.

7:30 a.m.

Wintry-mix in most areas. Winds picking up. Stay safe.

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To check on power outages and to report power outages:

6:30 a.m.

Snow is already transitioning to rain in some areas. But there is a layer of snow in most areas. (Scroll down for some totals already)

Ice accumulations expected to be .10"-.25" around the Upstate but in our southern counties, an ice warning signals .10"-1" of ice is possible. Areas near Spartanburg can also expect higher impacts due to ice accumulation.

A second and final transition back to snow begins between 3pm-5pm. Freezing overnight lows will cause roadways to keep ice creating slick spots Monday morning.

Latest snow reports:

6 a.m.

Latest snow reports:

5:30 a.m.

Latest snow reports:

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5 a.m.

Video below shows the WYFF News 4 crews around the Upstate:

4:30 a.m.:

Snow reports so far:

4 a.m./What to expect for the day:

The snow is here giving the Upstate its first snowfall of the season.

Some areas of the mountains will see more than a season's worth in one day! The annual snowfall for Asheville from October to April is 12.6," but some locations in higher elevations could see closer to 20" of snow!

Now for the bad news. Snow transitions to freezing rain and sleet mid-morning turning our winter wonderland into an ice rink for some.

Ice accumulations expected to be .10"-.25" around the Upstate but in our southern counties, an ice warning signals .10"-1" of ice is possible. Areas near Spartanburg can also expect higher impacts due to ice accumulation.

The Upstate will see more snow before the system heads east. A second and final transition back to snow begins between 3 p.m.- 5 p.m. Freezing overnight lows will cause roadways to keep ice creating slick spots Monday morning.

The ice storm warning carries the biggest concern.

Gusty winds add to the concern as power lines and trees get weighed down by ice.

Spotty power outages are likely, so please prepare ahead of time. Extra blankets, water, non-perishable food items and medications filled.

Duke Energy says the winter storm could cause an estimated 750,000 customers to lose power in North Carolina and South Carolina based on the storm's current forecasted track, and power outages in some of the hardest-hit areas could last several day.

RELATED:

Video below:

Latest video from WYFF News 4 crews on Sunday morning:

Gov. McMaster news conference from Saturday afternoon below:

Meteorologist Griffin Hardy gives you some winter weather tips

Folks in Spartanburg getting ready:

North Carolina preps:

Duke Energy prepares for outages:

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