This means most of the Upstate will see generally a cold rain mixed occasionally with melting snowflakes.
The switch over from rain to snow could occur Friday morning and into the afternoon hours in parts of Alabama and West Georgia.
PLACEMENT: The Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for areas south of a line from Cedar Bluff to Oneonta to Tuscaloosa to Livingston, and north of a line from Jackson to Selma to Prattville to Dadeville and on to Lafayette.
A Winter Weather Advisory is now in effect for the Florida parishes in southeast Louisiana and most counties in southern Mississippi.
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Because much of the snow is falling during the day and temperatures are marginally cold, snow should accumulate more on non-paved surfaces, though higher elevations and on the north side of hills we may have to do some minor plowing of the snow.
Rainfall totals are still forecast to reach 2 to 3 inches across the entire area.
While it will be a cold rain that falls through the day, temperatures will be too warm for any wet snow to mix in.
The rest of the Southeast should see mainly a cold rain. If less cold air funnels into the state, we'll have more cold rain and little or no snow. Most accumulations will be on grassy areas.
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Cold rain and drizzle will be a part of the day through early Friday, before drying out this weekend.
ACCUMULATION: Most likely along the NC/SC border and in adjacent areas of northeast Georgia.
However, parts of Central Louisiana including Vernon and northern Beauregard and Allen parishes could see temperatures in the 31 to 32-degree range overnight, so a few slicks spots could develop on elevated roadways and bridges in those areas by early tomorrow morning.
One small concern will be the potential to see black ice late Friday night and Saturday morning as temperatures fall into the upper 20s and low 30s. Temperatures in the 60s will return Monday.
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