Winter Weather Advisory issued, but not for Columbia

Winter Weather Advisory is in effect from 11 p.m. Thursday until 9 a.m. Friday morning (including the Friday morning commute.) But not for Columbia. Earlier in the week the National Weather Service in Columbia indicated that snow and freezing rain were possible for Columbia. That is not the case after forecasts were revised. But there is an advisory for freezing rain not north, but south of Columbia.

The advisory is for: Inland Colleton, Dorchester, Berkeley, and Charleston
counties away from the immediate coast, according to the NWS office in Charleston.

SCDOT has announced that crews will begin treating the high level bridges in the Charleston area at 8 p.m. Thursday. Crews in Berkeley, Charleston, Dorchester and Colleton counties will begin working 12-hour shifts at 7 p.m. Thursday.

The advisory says light freezing rain and freezing drizzle are expected. The
ice will result in very slippery conditions, especially on sidewalks, roads and bridges. Total ice accumulations will range from a trace to a few hundredths of an inch.

A Winter Weather Advisory means that periods of freezing rain will cause travel difficulties. Be prepared for slippery roads.
Slow down and use caution while driving. The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can be obtained by
calling 5 1 1.