CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - A freezing rain advisory for Berkeley County has ended.
The advisory had been extended to 7 p.m. but was canceled just before 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday.
"We have a cold front that will push off the coast tonight and stall before a weak area of low pressure works along the front over the next couple of days," Live 5 Chief Meteorologist Bill Walsh says. "Cold air will filter in from the north overnight and mix with light rain and drizzle creating some freezing rain in the area."
Freezing rain falls as a liquid and freezes on contact with a cold surface, Walsh says. This will bring some slippery conditions to area roads and bridges Tuesday. Some rain will also be in the forecast for Wednesday and Thursday with cooler than normal temperatures.
"Looks like winter will not let go too early!" Walsh said.
Most roadways should be fine thanks to the recent warm weather on Sunday, when temperatures topped out at 76 degrees.
Temperatures are expected to be at or slightly below the freezing mark Tuesday. Ice accumulations are not expected to be much more than a trace across the area but travel could prove hazardous so plan accordingly.
The weather service recommends either delaying driving until freezing rain ends and road conditions improve. If you must drive, the advisory states, allow extra time to reach your destination and anticipate icy roads by slowing your speed and avoiding sudden breaking and acceleration.
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