York County could see its first bout of wintry weather overnight tonight, forecasters say.
Accuweather meterologists predict snow, sleet and rain starting at about 4 a.m. Thursday morning, while the National Weather Service has a similar forecast that also calls for a wintry mix in the wee hours.
But don't make plans for a snowman yet.
Meteorologist Frank Strait said the precipitation will start out as snow but will quickly change to sleet and freezing rain at about daybreak, and finally into just rain throughout the day Thursday.
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Thursday's showers could generate anywhere from a half-inch to an inch of rain.
"The storm is going to bring up a lot of warm air with it, so the prospects of getting significant snow and ice up there in Rock Hill are not good," Strait said.
The overnight low tonight is expected to be 32 degrees, with a high of 37 on Thursday.
"Traveling on Thursday morning could be a little tricky," Strait said. "But I don't think that nasty conditions are going to last that long."
If bad weather hits, parents of children in all four York County districts will receive a phone call from their school district as soon as a decision is made about whether school is delayed or canceled.
Parents also can find information by checking local TV and radio stations, or through the following sources:
• Clover: www.clover.k12.sc.us
• Fort Mill: www.fort-mill.k12.sc.us or call 548-8695
• Rock Hill: www.rock-hill.k12.sc.us or call 366-INFO
• York: www.york.k12.sc.us
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