Light snow, rain chances continue overnight

Cold, dreary and occasionally wet through Friday

Colder temperatures could bring slight chance of snow, sleet

School districts across the area will be closed due to freezing temperatures, cold rain and maybe even a flurry or two.

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. National Weather Service officials say areas of the Northshore will be under a winter weather advisory beginning at 9 p.m. Thursday until noon Friday.

By Friday night, some patchy areas of light, wet snow are possible from North Carolina and southeast Virginia to the southern Delmarva Peninsula.

And... a Winter Storm Warning has been issued for parts of southwest Alabama and southeast MS, with 1 to 3 inches possible in the warning area.

There is not much wind, but it is coming on from the ocean where water temperatures are 50, so rain is more likely than snow, but may end as snow.

A weather front that passed out to sea early Wednesday, and changed the weather to cold for most of the nation, will turn around and come back at New England for the weekend. Rain and snow lines don't stop magically at county lines.

Colder air will continue to spill into Georgia from the north Friday thanks to another cold front.

Most likely, there will be a 30- to 40-mile-wide strip of heavier snow, and trying to identify that far in advance is very hard to do. However, if we do see some light accumulations in a few areas, there could be a dusting of light snow mainly on grassy surfaces and elevated areas, again mainly in the western and northern Midlands. Expect temperatures to drop into the mid to upper 20s by Saturday morning.

Thursday will be another cold day as temperatures struggle to reach 40 degrees under cloudy sky in Lubbock and northerly wind speeds become gusty by afternoon. Temperatures in the 60s will return Monday.

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