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

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

Colder air will continue to spill into Georgia from the north Friday thanks to another cold front.

And... a Winter Storm Warning has been issued for parts of southwest Alabama and southeast MS, with 1 to 3 inches possible in the warning area.

Areas most likely impacted will be along and south of Interstate 20 and north of Interstate 85. Temperatures will warm up to the lower 60s in the afternoon. 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.

However, with clear skies temperatures will cool off again going into Sunday morning leading to another possible freeze/frost so plants and pipes will need to be protected along with pets brought inside.

Personally, I believe the GFS and Euro models are showing the best idea with most of the moisture remaining as a cold rain but at times we could briefly see a little sleet or snow flakes Friday morning as the cold air mixes with the rain activity.

As a general rule, snow is a rarity in Beaufort County, happening "maybe once a year" according to Lamb.

Nussbaum forecasts more of the same tomorrow. This will all get started after midnight, when temperatures will begin to fall near the freezing mark. Low temperatures will be in the 20s. You can see First Alert VIPIR 9, detailed forecasts, weather maps, and severe weather alerts. Low temperatures friday night 29-32 across the area. During the January 2014 snow event, temperatures were in the 17- to 21-degree range when the snow was falling, and the ice accretion process on roads is radically different when it is that cold (we all learned the hard way!).

The cold air has arrived in central North Carolina and it is now looking a little more likely that some snow could fall later this week in central North Carolina.