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Snow is back in the forecast for SC. But will it reach the Grand Strand?

After being pounded by Winter Storm Grayson the first week of January, more winter weather could be coming to the Palmetto State this week, according to forecasts.

After a slight warm up last week, colder temperatures are back for the Grand Strand and other parts of the state this week.

A 20-percent chance of snow exists for the Myrtle Beach area on Wednesday and would likely fall before 8 p.m., according to the National Weather Service forecast, which says Thursday will be sunny with a high of 40 degrees.

A cold front is moving across northern South Carolina and southern North Carolina early Wednesday, according to a weather briefing update from Terry Lebo, meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Wilmington, North Carolina. The brief states a weak low pressure system forming off the coast Wednesday could bring rain and snow.

A rain and snow mix could fall along the Grand Strand and surrounding areas, with all snow possibly starting to fall Wednesday night and ending about midnight.

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Graphic from the National Weather Service in Wilmington, North Carolina

So far, only a light dusting is forecast, according to the briefing. As of Monday morning, no freezing rain or icing were projected either.

Frigid, single-digit wind chill values are also in the forecast for Wednesday night and Thursday morning, the briefing says.

Elsewhere in the state, it could start snowing in the Columbia area late Tuesday night and keep going into Wednesday, according to NWS Columbia meteorologist Jeff Linton.

“I wouldn’t expect any significant accumulation,” said Linton to The State, and also said the chances of snow are only 20 percent for the area.

Similar forecasts exist for much of the state, especially Northern regions and into North Carolina. Low temperatures along the Grand Strand this week will dip into the 20s nearly each day with highs reaching into the 40s or low 50s, according to the weather service forecast.

Noah Feit with The State contributed to this report.

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