The Black History Parade scheduled for Saturday was postponed until today, due to inclement weather. But, Aiken got off lightly in the wintery weather department, as much of South Carolina faced snow, sleet and hail from Saturday afternoon onward.
From the state capital north, wind and freezing rain made driving conditions treacherous and canceled hundreds of events.
The National Weather Service forecast a 20 percent chance of snow in Aiken for Saturday, with low temperatures and precipitation.
Aiken County was one of several counties under a lake wind advisory on Saturday through this morning. The advisory was due to strong winds across South Carolina with sustained winds up to 30 mph and gusts up to 35 mph.
Columbia faced wintery rain and some hail, while Greenville was blanketed with snow and ice.
With Upstate temperatures early Sunday expected to bottom out in the teens, more snow was expected; however, warmer days on Monday are likely to vanquish the winter look.
As for Aiken and the parade, it will begin at 2 p.m. on Florence Street across from the American Legion Post 212. The parade processional will proceed east on Hampton Avenue and end at the Smith-Hazel Recreation Center on Kershaw Street. Those in the parade can start setting up on Florence from 1 p.m.
Aiken weather will be cold and dry today, warming up Monday and Tuesday, according to weather reports.
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