Wintry precipitation possible Wednesday

Wintry precipitation possible Wednesday

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - An area of low pressure is forecast to develop late Tuesday, along the same cold front that delivered the coldest stretch of weather the Coastal Empire and Lowcountry have felt in several years.

The initial organization of the system takes place near the Florida Peninsula late Tuesday. As this system moves northward it will deepen, developing a very low pressure.

Moisture may get thrown back into, at least, northeast Florida, the southeastern half of the Coastal Empire and all the Lowcountry as it continues a northward heading through Wednesday.

What we know:
  • A strong area of low pressure will develop off the southeast coast late Tuesday
  • Locally, the air is certainly cold enough for wintry precipitation
What we don’t know:
  • The exact track this low-pressure system will take
  • If enough moisture will be thrown back our way to overcome the dry air-mass and produce wintry weather
  • Where wintry precipitation will fall and exactly how much, if any, accumulates

These questions may not be answered with certainty until Tuesday evening as we watch the low-pressure system 'take-shape'.

What should you do now?

Remain aware that in addition to the near-record cold we're experiencing, wintry weather is possible Wednesday morning through afternoon across portions of the WTOC Viewing Area. If precipitation falls, travel may become hazardous, especially on bridges and overpasses.

Sleet and snow are still just a possibility, not a certainty, in Wednesday's forecast.

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