According to officials with the National Weather Service in Charleston, the warning was issued around 1 a.m. today and will remain in effect until 11 a.m. today. A freeze watch also will be in effect this evening through Wednesday morning.
According to Meteorologist Alan Rezek, the warning was issued due to the damaging effects the weather could have on blooming pants and crops.
“Vegetation (in the area) is far enough along that there could be some damage,” Rezek said, adding that residents should cover up their plants or take other actions to protect them.
The weather’s winter turn spans from a low pressure system that brought Sunday evening’s thunderstorms. Rezek said the system is moving to the northeast toward New England, and as it does this it is drawing cold air from Canada, which could turn rain showers to snow showers.
Although snow is expected, Rezek said there should not be any accumulation. However, some areas could be slick.
“Probably where the bridges are wet, we could see some bridge surfaces get slippery,” Rezek said.
As the freeze watch is lifted Wednesday, temperatures should be in the 50s and 60s.
“Winter is going out, but grudgingly,” Rezek said, adding that these types of weather changes are common in the area during the spring season.
Rezek also said the weekend forecast looks to be warmer as well.
“Easter temperatures should be in the 60s. (The forecast) is not looking for any precipitation. It should be a nice Easter weekend,” he said.