Snow moves into SC, but not for long

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - An unusual March storm brought snow to parts of South Carolina, prompting some schools to open later than usual.

The National Weather Service issued a winter storm warning for a number of counties throughout South Carolina, but as of Wednesday morning all had been expired.

Forecasters on Wednesday morning also dropped a winter storm warning for central North Carolina, including the Raleigh-Durham area and a winter weather advisory for the Lumberton and Fayetteville area.

Snow moved into northern South Carolina Tuesday night, but most of the snow melted on the warm ground. A number of school districts closed early and announced delays to start times Wednesday.

WMBF Storm Team Meteorologist Katy Morgan says the rain and snow has come to an end, with parts of the Pee Dee seeing only a dusting of snow.

South Carolina Department of Transportation officials began treating roads in the Upstate with salt brine late Monday night, continuing their efforts through Tuesday evening. As of 8 p.m. Tuesday, SCDOT officials say nearly 350 road crews have treated state roads with 1,195 tons of salt and 466 tons of sand.

The National Weather Service in Columbia reported that snowfall totals Tuesday night ranged from one inch in Edgefield to two inches in Batesburg-Leesville to three inches in Lancaster.

In the northwest corner of the state, snowfall totals ranged from about one inch in northern Greenville County to three inches in the mountains of Oconee County.

Some schools, particularly west and north of Columbia, planned to open two hours later than usual. Greenville County schools also were opening two hours late.

The heaviest snow fell in Saluda and Lancaster counties. View snowfall totals.

Roads may be covered with a thin layer of snow/slush in a line north of Fairfield County.

Greensboro, NC reported about three inches of snow early Wednesday. Winston-Salem had two inches of snow. Durham had about an inch and a half and Raleigh had about one inch.

Heavier snow was reported in western North Carolina, where snowfall totals ranged from around two inches near Charlotte to up to nine inches in Asheville.

Schools were closed in many western counties, and planned to open two hours later than usual in the Raleigh-Durham areas.

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