Bryan County Emergency Services Director Freddy Howell said today it appears Bryan County will miss the worst of ice and snow from Winter Storm Pax.
There could still be some impact in North Bryan, however. With rain in the forecast and temperatures expected to drop near or below freezing, the National Weather Service has issued a freezing rain advisory for Pembroke which is in effect until 10 a.m. Thursday. The NWS calls for rain or freezing rain tonight, with freezing rain after 3 a.m. Thursday morning. Ice accumulation of less than 0.1 of an inch is possible, the NWS says.
There remains a chance of freezing rain in Pembroke until 8 a.m. Thurday, then rain showers before it begins to clear up and warm up a bit. The high Thursday is supposed to be 52.
Richmond Hill is currently under no weather advisories from the National Weather Service. Temperatures are expected to drop to a low of 35 tonight and there's a 100 percent chance of rain with accumulation of up to three quarters of an inch possible. It'll gradually warm up tomorrow to a high of 52, with a 40 percent chance of rain.
By Friday, temperatures in Bryan County should be back in the 60s, the NWS say.
Those who are traveling in Georgia or South Carolina should use caution in areas north and west of Bryan County. Bridges and overpasses can ice up and be dangerous to drive on. Patchy ice is also possible on untreated roads, the NWS says.
Here's the hazardous weather and freezing outlook for inland Bryan County posted by the National Weather Service:
HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHARLESTON SC 717 AM EST WED FEB 12 2014 GAZ114>116-SCZ051-131230- TATTNALL-EVANS-INLAND BRYAN-COASTAL JASPER- 717 AM EST WED FEB 12 2014 ...FREEZING RAIN ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM EST THURSDAY... THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR SOUTHEAST GEORGIA AND SOUTHEAST SOUTH CAROLINA. .DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT. PLEASE LISTEN TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO OR GO TO WEATHER.GOV ON THE INTERNET FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE FOLLOWING HAZARDS. FREEZING RAIN ADVISORY. WINTER WEATHER...A PERIOD OF LIGHT FREEZING RAIN IS POSSIBLE TONIGHT...WHICH MAY PRODUCE MINOR ICING...MAINLY ON TREES AND OTHER ELEVATED SURFACES. A FREEZING RAIN ADVISORY MAY BE NEEDED. .DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...THURSDAY THROUGH TUESDAY. PLEASE LISTEN TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO OR GO TO WEATHER.GOV ON THE INTERNET FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE FOLLOWING HAZARDS. FREEZING RAIN ADVISORY. .SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT... SPOTTER ASSISTANCE IS NOT ANTICIPATED AT THIS TIME. $$
Freezing Rain AdvisoryURGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHARLESTON SC 1114 AM EST WED FEB 12 2014 ...DANGEROUS ICE STORM TO IMPACT MUCH OF SOUTHEAST SOUTH CAROLINA AND SOUTHEAST GEORGIA THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING... .SEVERAL WAVES OF LOW PRESSURE WILL TRACK OFFSHORE THROUGH TONIGHT. WIDESPREAD RAIN WILL OCCUR WITH SURFACE TEMPERATURES AT OR BELOW FREEZING FOR MOST AREAS AWAY FROM THE COAST... RESULTING IN SIGNIFICANT ICE ACCUMULATIONS. GAZ114>116-SCZ051-122200- /O.CON.KCHS.ZR.Y.0002.000000T0000Z-140213T1500Z/ TATTNALL-EVANS-INLAND BRYAN-COASTAL JASPER- INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...REIDSVILLE...CLAXTON...PEMBROKE... JASPER 1114 AM EST WED FEB 12 2014 ...FREEZING RAIN ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM EST THURSDAY... * ICE ACCUMULATIONS...ADDITIONAL AMOUNTS UP TO 0.2 INCHES...HIGHEST WELL INLAND...PRODUCING STORM TOTAL AMOUNTS UP TO 0.25 INCHES. * TIMING...MOSTLY RAIN WITH SOME FREEZING RAIN WELL INLAND THIS MORNING WILL TRANSITION TO ALL RAIN THIS AFTERNOON BEFORE CHANGING BACK TO FREEZING RAIN OVERNIGHT. * IMPACTS...ICY ROADS...ESPECIALLY ON BRIDGES AND OVERPASSES... AND ICE ON OTHER PAVED SURFACES SUCH AS PARKING LOTS... SIDEWALKS AND DRIVEWAYS WILL PRODUCE DIFFICULT CONDITIONS FOR ALL MODES OF TRAVEL. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... CONSIDER DELAYING MOTOR VEHICLE TRAVEL UNTIL FREEZING RAIN ENDS AND ROAD CONDITIONS IMPROVE. IF YOU MUST DRIVE...ALLOW EXTRA TIME TO REACH YOUR DESTINATION. ANTICIPATE ICY ROADS...SLOW YOUR DRIVING SPEED AND AVOID SUDDEN BRAKING AND ACCELERATION. IF YOU MUST WALK OUTDOORS...USE CAUTION AS PAVED SURFACES COULD BE SLICK. MANY INJURIES OCCUR DUE TO FALLS ON SURFACES COVERED WITH SNOW AND ICE. IF YOU ARE USING AN ALTERNATIVE SOURCE OF POWER OR HEAT...ENSURE PROPER VENTILATION AND REMAIN ALERT FOR THE PRESENCE OF CARBON MONOXIDE.