Columbia, SC (WLTX) -- Snow fell across the Midlands late Tuesday and into Wednesday, turning much of the area to a winter wonderland.
A Winter Storm Warning remains is in effect for most the Midlands until Wednesday morning.
The Winter Storm Warning was cancelled for Saluda, Newberry, and Fairfield counties, those areas are now under a Winter Weather Advisory until 9 A.M.
By 9 P.M. Tuesday, a steady snow was falling in Columbia and most of Richland, Lexington, Newberry, Kershaw, and Fairfield Counties.
The snow persisted for several more hours, leading to some accumulationhere in theMidlands.
Those totals are starting to come in and for the most part the Midlands saw two to three inches of snow with some areas that saw a little more or a little less.
Snowfall totals as of 5 AM:
Sandy Run 4.0"
Forest Acres 3.0"
St. Matthews 2.0"
Earlier Tuesday, freezing rain caused ice accumulation on cars, buildings, and trees all across the region. About a tenth of an inch of ice fell in Columbia before the precipitation turned to snow.
The wintry precipitation is set to move out of the area this morning. As we go through the day, the clouds are set to remain for much of the day. Combined with the forecast high of only 33 degrees, there will only be a partial melting of the ice and snow that built up. Wet areas on roadways and bridges will freeze again after nightfall, especially with a forecast low of just 12 degrees Thursday morning. Because of that, it's likely that black ice will remain a potential problem for drivers.
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