Published: Fri, December 08, 2017
World | By Paul Elliott

Breakdown of Friday snow - what you need to know

Breakdown of Friday snow - what you need to know

The combination of cold air and moisture will result in the chance for some wintry weather across parts of the area on Friday.

Light snow and rain has been spotted in and around the city of Lubbock but we have no accumulation of snow to report.

As of 11 a.m. Thursday, a winter weather advisory has been issued for parts of Louisiana, Southern Mississippi, and Central Georgia. Surface and ground temperatures are still very warm, so initial snow/sleet that falls will likely melt. For the piedmont and foothill zones of North Carolina, look for the potential for a mixture of rain and snow to arrive late tonight into Friday morning, and then as we get deeper into Friday and Friday evening, snow could become the primary precipitation type in many locations north and west of a Monroe to Durham line. Some on the northern edge could see nothing at all, and others on the southern part could see all rain. Most accumulations should be on grassy and elevated surfaces, such as cars or roofs. I have spelled out the most likely scenario, but it's important to remember that there are multiple outcomes in play Thursday night and Friday.

With temperatures dropping below freezing, any lingering wet stretches on roads may freeze, particularly on bridges and overpasses. We're forecast low temperatures Friday night in the mid and upper 30s. With temperatures well above freezing, the sleet will quickly melt on impact.

Breakdown of Friday snow - what you need to know
Breakdown of Friday snow - what you need to know

The rain will finally come to an end during the mid to late morning hours of Saturday and sunshine will start to return by the afternoon.

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

However, the majority of the region will see a cold rain. Temperatures will drop to near 40 across the Pee Dee and into the lower 40s in the Grand Strand.

This weekend is on track to bring high temperatures back to above average levels with afternoons reaching the mid 60s with dry conditions.

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