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Strong cold front brings slight chance of snow

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There's a chance some people in the Midlands may see snowflakes falling from the sky Wednesday night.

WIS First Alert Meteorologist Ben Tanner says if flurries fly, there will be no accumulation. "But it might be fun to catch a peek of the 'white stuff,'" said Tanner.

A strong cold front will move through the state Wednesday evening and bring with it the chance for a brief rain or snow shower. 

The chance for precipitation will begin in Newberry and Saluda counties between 5-8 p.m.  As much colder air enters the Midlands, these rain showers could briefly transition to snow showers between sometime between 8 p.m. and 2 a.m, said Tanner.

Forecaster Tim Miller says the system has little moisture to work with. "I do think areas north of Columbia have a better chance of seeing the white stuff," said Miller.

The chance for snow flurries is 30% north of Columbia and 20% for the rest of the Midlands.

"The real story is the much colder air behind the front," said Miller. "We'll see highs in the 40s."

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