This is one of those forecasts in which you’ll find the devil in the details! There are some key things to remember up front here:
(1) This will not be a major, shut-down winter storm for the Tennessee Valley region.
(2) The majority of precipitation will fall as rain tonight through Tuesday evening; some of us will get more than 2 inches of rain.
(3) As the rain ends, it will taper off as light snow for a few hours Tuesday night through early Wednesday morning. No major accumulations are expected; however, it is certainly possible that a light dusting up to an inch of snow is possible in some of the higher terrain of northeast and east Alabama as well as southern Tennessee.
(4) If you are going to the Smokies or traveling to the mid-Atlantic or points north for Thanksgiving, you will want to check conditions ahead of you. This will be much more significant up that way.
Read more detailed discussion on our weather blog, Valleywx.com.