COLUMBIA, S.C. — Some parts of the Midlands saw light snow accumulation while others saw just a few snowflakes as the area dealt with a third straight weekend of wintry weather.
The winter weather advisory which had been in effect for the Midlands has now expired. The National Weather Service in Columbia expanded their initial Winter Weather Advisory early Saturday morning to not only include Kershaw and Lee County, but also Richland, Calhoun, southeastern Orangeburg, Sumter, and Clarendon.
The weather service reported just before 5 a.m. that a heavy band of snow resulted in accumulations of around 1 inch in southeastern Richland County. Hours earlier, some flakes were falling in southeastern Columbia, with only light accumulation on yards and plants, including over at WLTX studios.
There was also a report from the weather service of heavy snow along I-95 near Lake Marion and the Summerton area, leading to light accumulation on the side of the roadway.
The weather was caused by an area of low pressure that intensified off the coast of South Carolina and moved into the northeastern United States.
This is the third straight week of wintry precipitation in the Midlands. Two weeks ago, it was ice, which led to power outages and slippery roads. Last week, there was much more snow, leading to a winter wonderland existing in the area for several hours before the sun came out and melted it away.