Parts of Oconee could see snowfall Tuesday into Wednesday

The National Weather Service at Greenville/Spartanburg has placed southern Oconee County under a Winter Weather Advisory for the possibility of snowfall Tuesday into Wednesday. Southern Oconee, along with southern Pickens, Greenville, Spartanburg, and Cherokee Counties, are all under the advisory. This is part of a winter storm system that is proving difficult to forecast for the Deep South. What is known at this time is that areas south of Interstate 85 will see the most snow with the Midlands taking the brunt of the snow and the Lowcountry seeing significant icing. However, the updated forecast model shows the Upstate, including parts of Oconee, receiving anywhere from a few flurries to an inch of snow. There seems to be a fine line dividing the precipitation at this time, with the northern part of Oconee seeing a few flurries, or no snow at all, while the southern section could see up to one inch. More snow is expected further east and south of Oconee County. WGOG’s official forecast as of 4:30 PM Monday calls for a few flurries in northern Oconee with a slushy accumulation of less than one inch for the southern part of the county. The precipitation is forecast for Tuesday afternoon into Tuesday evening. This page will continue to provide updates as they become available.