Wednesday, 18 July, 2018

Wintry mix possible overnight; Flurries on Friday morning

Wintry mix possible overnight; Flurries on Friday morning Wintry mix possible overnight; Flurries on Friday morning
Melinda Barton | 08 December, 2017, 12:09

We will continue to see our next wave of moisture work in overnight, and it looks like most areas outside of the mountains will be faced with a chilly morning rain for the commute in on Friday.

Rainfall totals are still forecast to reach 2 to 3 inches across the entire area.

This includes areas from Louisiana to parts of Alabama, Georgia and the Carolinas.

While the excitement of snow falling from the sky is very possible late Friday night into Saturday morning, the recent warm weather and mild ground temperatures will result in very little accumulation on the ground. Surface and ground temperatures are still very warm, so initial snow/sleet that falls will likely melt.

It is important to note that not everyone in the Winter Weather Advisory will see snow.

Wintry mix possible overnight; Flurries on Friday morning

The rest of the Southeast should see mainly a cold rain. This will cause a gradual transition of ongoing rain to snow. However, there is the chance for some small snow accumulations, mainly on grassy and elevated surfaces. That should minimize the accumulation potential. It is possible we could see a few flakes as far north as I-20.

However, we could see slick spots on bridges in these areas where cold air gets below the road, so be aware of that Friday morning. The higher snow rates will most likely come sometime between 8 a.m. and noon; the precipitation tapers off tomorrow afternoon. Expect temperatures to drop into the mid to upper 20s by Saturday morning.

Friday will be an active weather day with cloudy skies, colder temperatures and a good chance of rain and snow. With temperatures well above freezing, the sleet will quickly melt on impact. Watch for last-minute forecast changes; if you are using a forecast more than six hours old, it is bad information. Temperatures in the 60s will return Monday.

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