Winter weather advisory issued for Thursday

Staff Report

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for 9 p.m. Wednesday to 9 a.m. Thursday.

Everett Lau, WEIU Newswatch’s Local Forecaster, said Charleston can expect snow, freezing rain and then rain during the time of the advisory, but it will most likely begin around midnight.

“The system will move in, starting as snow, and as temperatures warm up that snow could change to sleet or freezing rain,” Lau said. “Then as we get into (Thursday) morning around 7 or 8 a.m., that will change into rain and stay rain until about noon.”

There will be a possibility of ice forming around 1 a.m. to 4 a.m., and those commuting should take proper precautions for driving.

“That glaze on rain on top of it will make it even slicker. If you’re driving be aware of black ice,” Lau said. “Especially on untreated roadways and bridges and overpasses, they always freeze first.”

Most of the ice should be melted by mid-morning Thursday as temperatures rise.

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