National Weather Service Says Better Weather Coming After Winter Weather Advisory

By MJ Kneiser, WLHR Radio, Lavonia

A winter weather advisory is still in effect for Stephens County and most of the area today until noon.

“It goes through noon today for the entire area,” said John Tomko, meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Greenville-Spartanburg, this morning. “That is for black ice on the roads for counties on the Upper Savannah River.  Atlanta, I believe still has a winter storm warning out, which is also for black ice, but they’re having major problems down in Atlanta.”

Tomko said the good news in all of this, however, is that conditions should begin to improve as the day wears on and the sun comes out.

“We’re going to warm up but not very much,” he said. “We’re going to get to just above freezing. That should be enough to help out with the roads. The mountains may not get above freezing though. We’re hoping that with the slightly warming temperatures and with the sun coming out,  that that will help get some of this black ice out of here.”

And more good news…by the weekend temperatures should be back to normal for this time of year – in the 50’s and even the 60’s.