Light rain and drizzle will begin to change over to snow over northwest Alabama between 9pm and 11pm. The changeover will continue to track from west to east with snow in the Huntsville Metro area by 11pm and snow over northeast Alabama by 1am. The heaviest of the snow will likely fall in areas of the Shoals.
As the system tracks east it will probably lose some moisture and therefore produce less snow. We are looking at about a two hour period of snow. It will be a moderate to heavy wet snow with accumulations around ½” possible on grassy areas. The accumulation will likely not remain the entire night. Bridges, overpasses and other elevated surfaces could become slushy. This could eventually freeze as temperatures get closer to freezing just before sunrise. Any travel problems will most likely be during the very early morning hours with rapid improvement after sunrise.
Saturday afternoon will become mostly sunny with highs in the middle to upper 40s with a west wind at 7-12 mph. Sunday will be warmer and on the windy side late in the day. Highs near 60 ahead of a cold front that will move in Sunday evening. A few light rain drops are possible along that front Sunday evening and overnight into Monday morning.
Cooler weather moves in for Monday and Tuesday.
Have a great weekend.
WAFF 48 Storm Team
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