Some sleet, light snow possible in North Alabama Thursday night

Some areas in North Alabama could see some sleet and light snow late Thursday night and into the early morning hours on Friday.

ABC 33/40 Chief Meteorologist on the disturbance approaching from the northwest this afternoon:

"Best chance of snow will come from about 11:00 p.m. until 6:00 a.m., and there could be a little light accumulation on grassy areas. Over far Northeast Alabama, there might be a slick spot or two with temperatures nearing the freezing mark, but for most places where snow falls the surface temperatures should be in the mid 30s and no travel issues are expected.

"For Birmingham and Tuscaloosa, a little sleet is likely as the precipitation begins tonight, but after that it will be mostly light rain with maybe a snow flake or two. No travel issues."

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Spann expects a cold and wet day tomorrow for much of Alabama with highs right around 50 degrees.

The Alabama Department of Public Safety has issued a winter-weather road advisory and urge motorists to drive with extreme caution and to avoid roadways when weather conditions are prohibitive.