Snowflakes for the Interior South

January 12, 2012; 12:15 PM
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A little snow will coat the southern Appalachians tonight. (Photo by

The same weather system bringing blizzard conditions and a freezeup to the Midwest today will dust part of the interior South with a bit of snow.

A couple of snow showers will dip into portions of northern Alabama and northern Georgia into this evening and a bit later tonight in western North Carolina. A few snowflakes can even be seen around Atlanta this evening!

A coating of snow will be scattered across Tennessee, especially in the hilly eastern areas. The snow will not be so kind farther north over the Ohio Valley.

According to Meteorologist Mark Mancuso, "For the most part, these snow showers will not accumulate, but in the mountains, there can be enough to cover grassy surfaces and make for icy roadways."

Temperatures will dip into the 20s over much of the interior South tonight and into the teens in the southern Appalachians. Any puddles and wet areas from the recent storm system can freeze as a result.

In most cases, however, away from the mountains, gusty west winds will allow the roads to dry. The point being made here is that any spot that looks wet tonight will probably be clear ice and not water.

With that in mind, you won't need to stock up on milk and bread.

Part of the same storm bringing snow showers to the interior South this evening will bring a few inches of snow to the central Appalachians later tonight.

The cold wave will only graze Florida. Temperatures will drop to or below freezing in the northern counties of the peninsula Friday and Saturday nights but should hold above freezing farther south.


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