Late tonight scattered showers will develop across northwest Alabama and slowly track to the east. The amount of dry air in place over northeast Alabama could limit any significant moisture from reaching the ground for areas east of I-65. I expect to see the light rain change over to some sleet and snow west of I-65 after Midnight. Some accumulation of sleet could occur on bridges and overpasses early Friday morning. There remains a lot of uncertainty on the exact areas of wintry weather and the exact amount. The biggest challenge is the amount of moisture.
The latest forecast information shows very dry air in place. Therefore, some areas might not see any moisture until later Friday morning when temperatures rebound into the middle 40s. Regardless the outcome, this winter weather event will be limited to a 2-4 hour window.
The weekend will be unsettled with showers and thunderstorms developing Saturday afternoon and evening into the early morning hours on Sunday. Temperatures will be in the middle to upper 50s. Behind the weekend storm system we will have some sunshine next week but temperatures will be below normal all week.
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Have a safe night.
WAFF 48 Storm Team
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