After much of the Deep South dealt with snow Tuesday into Tuesday night, the next areas to receive snow this Wednesday will be from the Northeast through the Florida Panhandle. In this article, we’re going to focus on what’s happening from North Carolina and areas to the south.

Wednesday morning, light snow will continue from northeastern Georgia through the western Florida Panhandle while a moderate snow falls across much of the western Carolinas. So far, a trace of snow has already been reported as far south as Panama City, Florida. In these locations, up to an additional inch for most locations are forecast. Either way, it will be cold enough and even a dusting of snow will make roads very slick because the proper snow removal equipment is not available in this part of the country. This snow in this part of the country is very unusual, especially this winter because this snow event makes it the third for the South this winter season. Now as we get into the afternoon, most of the snow will clear out of Florida and Georgia, although a few lingering snow showers may sneak as far west as the western suburbs of Savannah. Even a few snowflakes may be seen in the Savannah area, but there will not be any accumulation. Where there will be accumulation is mainly along and west of I-95 from Columbia, SC and all areas to the north. Travel will likely be disastrous in these areas, especially central North Carolina. That’s where localized areas may exceed half a foot of snow. Snowfall rates may also exceed an inch per hour at times. Now to the east of I-95 in the Carolinas, it will be raining in the afternoon. As precipitation rates wind down by the evening and colder air works in from the north and west, a light snow will likely move into the remainder of North Carolina, including the Outer Banks, during the first half of Wednesday night before all of the precipitation clears out.

Here’s our snowfall forecast through Wednesday night:


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