Snow in the forecast for Southeast Louisiana

Could South Carolina see the first snow of the season this weekend?

Most communities are in the mid 40s. This includes places in Alabama like Thomasville, Grove Hill, Jackson, Millry and Butler.

For folks in Central Alabama, generally along and south of Interstate 20 and north of the USA 80 and Interstate 85 corridor, there could be some weather excitement as we end the work week. According to the chart, there's a 53 percent chance of greater than.1 inch of snow.

Calcasieu, Cameron, Beauregard and Vernon parishes are not included in the current Winter Weather Advisory. There will be extra moisture in the air Friday, but some of that will fall early as rain, she said. The first snow of the season typically brings a higher rate of crashes and slide-offs as motorists get re-accustomed to driving in winter weather. The northern edge of the rain area is likely to change over to snow, primarily north and west of I-85, where minor accumulations of less than an inch could fall.

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Temperatures on Thursday afternoon had fallen to 47 degrees in Atlanta, where football fans huddled around several small barbeque grills atop downtown parking decks as they tail-gated before a night game between the NFL's Atlanta Falcons and the visiting New Orleans Saints. Fortunately, ground temperatures will remain above freezing meaning much of the snow will melt on contact. The advisory will begin at 5 a.m. Friday and run through 7 a.m. on Saturday.

IMPACT: Temperatures tomorrow morning will be in the 28- to 34-degree range; there could very well be icy travel, especially on bridges and overpasses, during the morning. However, temperatures will go back below freezing rather quickly tomorrow night, and any lingering water on roads could freeze. The snow may cause rapidly deteriorating conditions on roads and walkways and this time of year drivers are not used to driving in the snow.

Nobody should be driving summer interstate speeds in winter weather. There remain options on the table for this forecast to change.

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