Winter weather forecast for Greenville, SC 2021

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1998 December - Snow on Main Street | City of Greenville
1998 December - Snow on Main Street | City of Greenville

Hey, Greenvillians — winter is coming weather you like it or not, and we couldn’t resist peeping at some of the major weather trends headed our way. Thanks to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Climate Prediction Center, we know what temperatures and precipitation trends to expect for Dec., Jan., + Feb. While exact weather conditions like snowfall typically can’t be predicted more than a week in advance, accurate seasonal outlooks can help communities prepare for what winter will bring. Here’s what to expect in our city: 

🌡️ Temperature

Think warm. This winter, Greenville has a 50-60% chance of temperatures being higher than normal.

🌨️ Precipitation

Slightly less precipitation. Greenville has a 33-40% chance of seeing below normal snow and rainfall this winter.

By the month: December

GVL’s average low-temperature in December is 38.5°F with the average high-temperature being 52.7°F. DYK? December is the most humid month in Greenville + the month with the least amount of sunshine at 5.5 average hours a day. 

By the month: January

Greenville’s lows in January are 33.3°F on average, with highs of 49.6°F. January tends to be Greenville’s coldest month. Bonus: here are the NOAA’s winter safety tips. ❄️ 

By the month: February

February, our last winter month, is usually a cool one, with the average high-temperature being similar to January’s at 54.1°F and the low being 36.9°F.