Forecasters had warned of possible snow or sleet overnight Friday, but conditions were dry in Rock Hill on Saturday morning. Meteorologists now say they expect the York County and Rock Hill area could see rain overnight Saturday and into Sunday morning.
Temperatures are expected to reach the 40s on Saturday for York, Chester and Lancaster counties. After possible rain showers Sunday, forecasters believe the weather will clear up next week and temperatures will be more comfortable.
Slightly warmer weather will be welcomed across the region, where a winter storm powered through several states early in the week. A separate cold front in S.C. caused temperatures in Rock Hill to plunge to 7 degrees on Friday morning – shattering the previous low for the date of 20 degrees.
That 57-year-old record was set on Feb. 20, 1958, according to weather.com.
The Rock Hill area might see some snow or sleet overnight Friday and into Saturday, according to the National Weather Service.
“There is a small chance that light wintry precipitation could affect the region” starting Friday night, the weather service said Friday morning. “Any precipitation that falls – mainly snow or sleet – would produce slippery spots on area roadways.”
“Mainly light snow showers” are possible during the day on Saturday, with some sleet or freezing rain mixed in. The chance of that precipitation Saturday is 30 percent, with a 50 percent chance of mainly rain Saturday night.
In any event, little accumulation is expected.
A warm front will move into the area early Saturday, bringing moisture and raising temperatures out of the frigid depths the area felt Thursday and early Friday.
Saturday’s high is expected to be 40 degrees, with an overnight low getting down to only 38 degrees.
On Sunday, expect more rain, with a 70 percent chance, and a high of 56 degrees.
The first part of next week will see highs in the low- to mid-40s.