MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. — A place where many West Virginians like to vacation could see a few inches of snow by Wednesday.

Meteorologists in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina say the area is preparing for about 1-3 inches of accumulation.

The winter storm is expected to start at around 6 a.m. Wednesday and continue through early Thursday morning.

Portions of northeast South Carolina and southeast North Carolina are expected to get hit with the wintry mix, according to the National Weather Service.

The storm will start off with a light sleet and freezing rain on Wednesday morning and will continue through the afternoon before turning to snow.

The area will be placed under a Winter Storm Watch for Wednesday following Tuesday’s temperatures which were in the teens.

The Myrtle Beach area typically averages less than half an inch of snow per year. This will be the most accumulation the area has seen in 8 years.

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