Possible wintry mix, messy Wed. morning commute

Possible wintry mix, messy Wed. morning commute

(WAFF) - Wednesday is a First Alert Weather Day until noon due to a possible wintry mix for the morning commute.

As we head through the morning hours Wednesday, any sleet/snow mix should wind down in favor of freezing rain or rain where surface temps go above freezing.

Some areas may see up to 1 inch of snow and 1/10 of an inch of ice…mainly north of the TN River. As surface temperatures warm above freezing during the mid/late morning, we'll transition to all rain for the afternoon. Any travel problems will be temporary, and there shouldn't be any issues other than wet roads and ongoing rain for the afternoon.

Meteorologist David Ernst says steadier precipitation will move in around 9 a.m. and icy roads may be more widespread.

Another system is set to move through the Valley on Thursday into Friday. Periods of moderate and heavy rain are possible Thursday, perhaps a rumble or two of thunder. We'll begin Thursday with temperatures in the upper 30s and should warm into the mid 40s. Those readings will fall through the 30s on Friday as the rain comes to an end. It's possible there will be a change-over to light snow Friday afternoon with flurries still possible overnight.

The weekend should be dry, but cold with highs staying in the 30s on Saturday. Keep checking back for updates on both Wednesday morning's wintry mix and the potential for snow on Friday.

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