Snow Still Looking Likely Friday & Saturday

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The low pressure system that brought the Tennessee Valley dreary, wet conditions yesterday has pushed northeast and is centered around the Great Lakes region.  Northwest flow around the low has kept cloud cover around along with cooler air.  Despite waking up to a cloudy sky, the cloud deck retreated some late this morning and is currently just north of the Alabama and Tennessee state line, giving some welcome sunshine to most across the Tennessee Valley. Temperatures are a few degrees warmer than expected at this hour across North Alabama, in the mid 50s. Elsewhere, where cloud cover has lingered longer in southern middle Tennessee, most temperatures are in the 40s.

As a disturbance rotates around the low, expect clouds to increase this evening and tonight, with continued breezy conditions.  Light showers have been showing up on the radar in southern and middle Tennessee, though observations are not showing they are reaching the ground. There will be a chance for possibly a few sprinkles overnight, with maybe even a couple flurries mainly in the higher elevations of Northeast Alabama and along the Cumberland Plateau in Tennessee, but no significant precipitation is in the forecast during that time frame. A few flurries may be possible Thursday, no accumulation expected.

Another chance for light rain/snow will be possible Thursday night, into Friday, with a chance for mainly light snow/flurries Saturday, maybe even lingering into Sunday.  From Thursday night through Sunday, little to no accumulation is expected, with the higher elevations of Northeast Alabama and the Cumberland Plateau in Tennessee having the greatest chance for a light dusting.

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