Slight chance of freezing rain Monday in Horry County

mprabhu@thesunnews.com or troot@thesunnews.comMarch 2, 2014 

National Weather Service meteorologists say there is a slight chance that a cold front could turn showers on Monday afternoon into light freezing rain or sleet north and west of Conway.

Impacts are expected to be minor and not like the storms in late January and early February where ice accumulation forced area businesses and schools closed and created hazardous driving conditions.

On Monday, Reid Hawkins, a science and operations officer, said rain will begin in the afternoon and linger as the temperatures dip from a cold air mass moving through the area overnight.

“A wintry mix of sleet and freezing rain is expected with only minor accumulations on elevated surfaces, trees and power lines. The minor accumulations are expected north of a line from Hartsville through Bladenboro to Hampstead,” Hawkins said. “With warm ground temperatures the impacts on the roads are expected to be minor.”

Much of the Pee Dee is expected to be under a winter weather advisory later today, but Horry and Georgetown Counties will not be included in the advisory, Hawkins said.

Contact MAYA T. PRABHU at 444-1722 or follow her at Twitter.com/TSN_MPrabhu.

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