March 3, 2010

Black Ice Threat in the Southeast

In parts of the Southeast where rain and snow have ended, black ice will become the next danger facing drivers.

Temperatures above freezing on Tuesday have left roads across parts of South Carolina, Georgia and Alabama wet from snow melt and a messy mix of rain and snow that fell during the day.

With temperatures dipping below freezing in some places, black ice will form, especially on roadways that are sheltered. Black ice is nearly invisible during the day, and even more so at night.

As the sun comes up and temperatures warm above freezing, any threat of black ice will diminish.

The warmer temperatures will also melt any existing snow that Tuesday's storm brought.

Temperatures across the Southeast will climb into the 40s and 50s with some sunshine possible.

Story by Meteorologist Eric Reese

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