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FIRST ALERT ISSUED | The latest from WRDW/WAGT Meteorologist Tim Strong

FIRST ALERT this afternoon through through Saturday morning. Minor snow and ice impacts.
Published: Jan. 20, 2022 at 3:52 PM EST|Updated: Jan. 21, 2022 at 1:19 PM EST
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AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) - Temperatures will hold steady or even decrease during the day today as northeast winds between 8-12 mph bring cooler air to the region. Wind chills will likely be in the 20s for most of the day. Temperatures will get down to freezing late in the afternoon and there will be lingering light precipitation, which will bring the threat for minor snow/ice impacts.

FIRST ALERT THIS AFTERNOON INTO EARLY SATURDAY | Rain is possible while we stay above freezing during the day today, but we are expecting to transition to freezing rain/sleet/snow this afternoon into tonight. Snow looks possible this evening, but accumulations will be less than an 1″ for most of the area. Only limited to minor impacts are expected across the area. The biggest issue would be ice on roads, bridges, overpasses, etc. Ice accumulations look to be less than 0.2″ for all of the CSRA. A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for the majority of the CSRA from 1 PM today through 7 AM Saturday morning. Stay updated on the latest weather information!

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The Winter Weather Advisory issued by the National Weather Service in Columbia, SC has been...
The Winter Weather Advisory issued by the National Weather Service in Columbia, SC has been expanded to include more of our northern & western CSRA counties. Low accumulations of ice, snow, and sleet will be possible in these areas.(WRDW)

Black ice will be possible early Saturday morning with morning lows in the mid to upper 20s. Wind chills will be between 17-25° early Saturday! Highs will increase to the low 40s by Saturday afternoon which will help melt ice. Winds will be out of the north between 8-12 mph. Partly cloudy to mostly cloudy skies during the day.

Back down below freezing late Saturday into early Sunday with lows in the mid 20s. Afternoon highs Sunday will warm up to near 50 with mostly sunny skies.

Sunny and chilly Monday with morning lows in the upper 20s and afternoon highs in the mid 50s with sun.

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