Published: Fri, December 08, 2017
Worldwide | By Isabel Fisher

Rain and sleet Thursday, light snow possible overnight in Houston area

Rain and sleet Thursday, light snow possible overnight in Houston area

Friday is shaping up to be a very wet and cold day.

Tomorrow: Chance for snow flurries throughout the morning with a winter weather advisory in effect until noon.

A Winter Weather Advisory is now in effect for the Florida parishes in southeast Louisiana and most counties in southern Mississippi.

With a warm ground and temperatures above freezing, the snow will struggle to accumulate.

Temperatures are expected to drop to the upper 30s Wednesday night and mixed with the rain, some sleet or snow could possibly fall in areas along and north Interstate 10 overnight and into Thursday morning, the National Weather Service reported.

A few areas in this general strip may squeeze out one inch of total snow accumulation, but most other accumulations will likely be less than one inch.

The rest of the Southeast should see mainly a cold rain. Rain and snow lines don't stop magically at county lines.

ACCUMULATION: Most likely along the NC/SC border and in adjacent areas of northeast Georgia. Soil temperatures are around 50 degrees, and that will greatly limit the accumulation potential.

This would be the first snow event of the winter season and it's only happening because of the cold front that moved through Wednesday morning. However, there will be a 30- to 40-mile-wide strip of heavier snow somewhere over central Alabama, and a few communities could see more than 1 inch.

REMEMBER: With nearly every winter weather event in Alabama, there is a surprise or two.

By this time, temperatures will be falling below freezing - so for more of us this would come through as snow showers.

THE ALABAMA WEEKEND: The weather will be dry and cold with mostly sunny days and fair nights; highs will be in the 40s and lows in the 20s. Despite the sunshine returning, cold air will keep temperatures in the middle and upper 40s both Saturday and Sunday.

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