Precipitation is coming to an end in the Charleston area after depositing up to 1/4″ of ice in many locations with a dusting of snow and sleet on top. Roads are treacherous with many bridges closed (including the Ravenel) due to icing. Travel is strongly discouraged today!
Now we turn our attention to bitter cold: We won’t get above freezing until later Thursday morning. Tonight is a drip-the-pipes night with temperatures expected to approach 20. Anything that melts today — which won’t be much — will almost certainly refreeze, potentially causing issues with black ice and more especially on secondary roads through Thursday morning. It’s not inconceivable that we could be dealing with residual ice through Friday as temperatures Thursday night are once again expected to drop below freezing.
Take cold weather precautions tonight — drip faucets, have pets indoors. Use extreme caution if heading out today or tomorrow (and try not to head out today if you can help it!)