Cold Rain, A Few Snowflakes Possible

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – A system that is bringing rain, sleet and snow to parts of Texas, Oklahoma and Louisiana is heading for the Tennessee Valley.

This system heads our way this afternoon, tonight, and Tuesday.  Most of the precipitation will fall in the form of rain. However, don’t be surprised to see a few ice pellets mixing in at times this afternoon. Temperatures will remain above freezing so no travel problems are expected. If it gets a little “noisy” at times later, those are ice pellets/sleet hitting the surface.

What are our chances of seeing snow from this storm? Very small.

As the storm moves away Tuesday night into Wednesday morning, there could be enough cold air to change the rain briefly over to snow before ending early Wednesday morning. Most of the moisture should be gone by the time cold air arrives. With temperatures dropping below freezing Wednesday morning, there could be slick spots on overpasses/bridges along with elevated surfaces. That is something we’ll have to monitor. Here is a look at two computer models explaining the potential for a little white stuff.

A quick footnoteAll moisture will be gone by Thanksgiving Day, shopping Friday, and the Iron Bowl in Auburn Saturday afternoon. You can watch the game right here on WHNT News 19 at 2:30 p.m.

Check this detailed blog post on for more information about the weather this Thanksgiving week.