Real snow in Candyland? Forecast says maybe

Published 8:34 am Thursday, December 7, 2017

A mix of rain and snow is possible tonight and into tomorrow morning, according to the National Weather Service.

Forecasters say that the threat is mainly along and north of the I-65 corridor, but could occur as far south as southern Mobile County to near Andalusia.

Accumulation is not expected.

NWS officials say the coldest temperatures of the season so far are expected Friday night and Saturday.

Lows Friday night will be in the mid-to-upper 20s for much of the area except for near freezing close to the coast.

Saturday night will be similar.

These conditions could bring potential impacts to agriculture and nurseries.

Thursday night’s low is 37; Friday’s high is 44 and the low is 27; Saturday the high is 53 and low is 29.

WSFA Meterologist Eric Snitil said they are forecasting the potential for wet snow mixes with cold rain.

“Time is our best friend when it comes to snow potential,” he said. “The closer you are to storm time, the more confident you become in a given forecast.”

WSFA’s forecast shows that Covington County has a very low chance, but not impossible chance of snow, while a small portion of northern Covington County is in the 50-50 chance of snow mixed with rain.

Weather Channel’s forecast for Friday calls for rain early and that snow may mix in.