Weather in February
is mildly cold and relatively dry in the winter of South Carolina
. Polar air masses occasionally penetrate the interior of the state to record freezing nights. The days see warm sunshine, with average temperatures in the 47°F (8.3°C) to 63°F (17.2°C). Columbia, the capital in the midlands region, registers average temperatures in the 41°F (5°C) to 63°F (17.2°C).
Snowfall occurs only in the high mountains of the west. Winter storms can turn mild winters into snowy ones. The possibility of freezing rain is more than snow and ice cover on roads is hazardous for driving.
The usage of heavy winter coats is rare, but it is prudent to pack sweaters, long-sleeved shirts, and comfortable jeans. Sunny days are not an exception, so a short-sleeved shirt is an excellent addition to the luggage. Hunting is open in the cold season in the mild temperatures. February ends the winter in South Carolina, and the state gradually warms up with each passing day.