Tracking rain, a few snowflakes and much colder air Friday into Saturday

Cold, dreary and occasionally wet through Friday

Cold, Gloomy, Soggy Wednesday-Friday!

Snow is likely in parts of the area Friday.

While the excitement of snow falling from the sky is very possible late Friday night into Saturday morning, the recent warm weather and mild ground temperatures will result in very little accumulation on the ground.

The U.S. National Weather Service has issued winter weather advisories in parts of Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama.

Up to 1.5 inches or more will be possible in areas farther to the north where cold air moves in a bit faster and ground level temps stay around 33-34.

Rain is expected to continue overnight with temperatures expected to dip to the upper 30's but not below freezing on most of the south shore, according to the National Weather Service.

Overrunning moisture to the north of a lingering front to the south will align with colder air aloft to generate snow potential in parts of the western Carolinas, but the areal extent, coverage, and intensity will be modulated largely by topography. This will cause a gradual transition of ongoing rain to snow.

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Snow accumulation will be very minor and only on grassy and elevated surfaces northwest of the Triangle.

A cold rain mixed with sleet pellets is expected during the day on Thursday, with temperatures staying in the 40s all day.

WDSU meteorologist Kweilyn Murphy said most areas will only see flurries with little if any accumulation; however, a few spots - especially on the northern boundary between Louisiana and MS - could see less than an inch of accumulation on grassy surfaces, rooftops and elevated surfaces, including roadways. But, most likely is "trace amounts to 2", Bernard said in a post on his Facebook page.

Most of Central Georgia will stay cold and rainy with temperatures in the upper 30s and low 40s.

Friday will be an active weather day with cloudy skies, colder temperatures and a good chance of rain and snow.

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