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WEATHER BLOG: Wet, wintry Thanksgiving Week

As this system departs our region and heads for the east coast, colder air will begin filtering in. As this system departs our region and heads for the east coast, colder air will begin filtering in.
HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) -

The WAFF 48 Storm Team is tracking an area of low pressure in the Gulf of Mexico that will be the next weather maker. This system will make its way from the Gulf coast, tracking through central Alabama, and to the east coast by Thanksgiving Day.

The chance for wet weather will enter the region from the southwest beginning around lunchtime and becoming more scattered throughout the afternoon. 

The Monday evening commute will likely be wet for most. Don't be surprised if a few sleet pellets hit your windshield during that time as well. That being said, most of the precipitation will fall as a cold rain, and anything frozen will not accumulate or cause travel problems.

Scattered rain showers will remain possible overnight and throughout the day on Tuesday.  So again, prepare for wet roadways Tuesday morning.

Some of the rain could be heavy at times. We're looking at widespread rainfall totals around 1-2 inches with locally higher amounts, especially in our south and southeast viewing areas.

As this system departs our region and heads for the east coast, colder air will begin filtering in. If enough moisture lingers, some snow flurries could mix in with rain or change to all light snow Tuesday evening  into Wednesday morning. As of right now we are not expecting any accumulation or travel problems due to wintry weather but we will of course keep you updated on any changes.

If you're sticking around town for Thanksgiving, it will be sunny and cold with temperatures starting in the middle 20s and climbing into the mid 40s by afternoon.

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