Spring arrived at 6:02am yesterday and it's seemed like anything, but Spring. Temperatures fell below freezing this morning and tonight we're expecting a mix of Winter weather. First of all, this is not a March, 1993 setup. That's the event most people first think of when we mention snowfall.
Forecast models have been indicating a "nose" of precipitation diving down into North Alabama from Tennessee for days. The best chance of any type of accumulating snowfall would be the Tennessee Valley and even then I would not anticipate more than a dusting.
Locally, I think we'll see a combination of flurries, a bit of sleet, and mainly a cold rain. Temperatures should remain above freezing during the overnight. It's possible a few isolated slick spots could develop, but that's not likely. The precipitation will begin as early as 8-9pm and last overnight. I think most areas should be all rain by 3am.
Friday looks to be a wet period with showers likely off and on throughout the day. Highs will be chilly only reaching the upper 40s to lower 50s. We will have to monitor the weekend - especially Saturday afternoon and evening for the possibility of severe storms. I think the best chance for the severe storms will remain Montgomery southward. However, if the warm front does advance far enough northward we could be dealing with severe issues here - mainly hail and high winds.
Right now - the NAM is indicating the highest instability Saturday afternoon/evening to remain to our south.
Fox 6 Chief Meteorologist