A colder time of year storm was conjecture to bring a hopeless blend of snow, hail and freezing precipitation to parts of the Southeast on Friday and into early Saturday, meteorologists cautioned.
A few educational systems dropped classes for Friday as the tempest approached, and authorities asked drivers to remain off the streets.
Winter climate warnings, winter tempest and ice admonitions were active Friday for many areas from South Carolina to Virginia because of the oncoming tempest. The colder time of year tempest could ice over an enormous area of eastern North Carolina and the northeastern corner of South Carolina, while unloading snow around Norfolk, Virginia, the National Weather Service said.
AccuWeather is considering it a “once-in 10 years” ice storm for areas like Wilmington and Myrtle Beach.
The core of the tempest’s snow will zero in on an area crossing from northeastern North Carolina to southeastern Virginia and the Atlantic sea shores of Maryland, where 3 to 6 creeps of snow was probably going to fall, AccuWeather said.