Sleet, freezing rain moves out of area, but ice still a concern

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - The wintry precipitation that hit the Tri-County area Monday, causing hundreds of delays and cancellations is moving out of the region Tuesday morning.

As the low pressure pulls away, the wind component will be more northerly, which brings that cold air in and keeps us near freezing. As a result, the rain from overnight and Monday, could refreeze and cause some slick roadways and bridges.

A winter weather advisory is still in effect for inland and coastal counties until 11 a.m. Tuesday. The advisory exists mostly for black ice. Be careful driving, especially on secondary roads and bridges Tuesday morning.

Surface temperatures Tuesday morning are at or below freezing and area road sensors show that some bridges are almost below the 32 degree mark. Clouds will linger with drizzle for much of the morning before temperatures try an head up to around 40 degrees by mid-afternoon.

Winds will steadily increase out of the west northwest during the day upwards of 10-15 mph. Overnight, clouds will clear and much colder air will flood in across the coast. Lows into Wednesday morning will bottom out in the mid 20's all the way to the beaches.

Sunshine returns as we head into the mid-late week but it will be very cold. Highs in the low 40's with nighttime lows in the upper teens and low 20's!

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