Rain is increasing Wednesday evening across the Tennessee Valley.
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Thursday will be the main impact day, but the rainy, slippery travel conditions will likely last into the first half of Friday.
The system we are tracking is organizing over Oklahoma and Texas and tracking eastward Wednesday evening. Rain ahead of this intensifying storm system has been falling over Mississippi and Louisiana and will begin falling across much of Alabama and Tennessee Wednesday night. Rain will steadily increase and grow more widespread through Thursday morning.
Will Snow Fall? Probably Not...
Expect on-and-off rain through Thursday, Thursday night, and Friday morning. By midday Friday, the rain will begin easing. It will be mostly gone by around 4 PM. As we're getting new data and adding our arsenal of high resolution data with impact timeframe being much closer, snow looks less likely. IF if happens, the best bet is over Sand Mountain on Friday evening. Even there, the chance is extremely small.
This Weekend and Christmas Eve
Rain will come to an end for Saturday, making for an easier day of travel for you. Another cold front on Sunday will bring a chance for more rain on Sunday, especially in the afternoon. Christmas Eve, Monday, will be quiet and seasonable. Another cold front will bring another round of rain to the Tennessee Valley.
We have some indications that the rain will fall on Christmas Day. Some data points to the rain holding off until possibly as late as Wednesday night and Thursday. We will be closely monitoring the progress of this storm system and fine tuning the timing for your Christmas Day weather. For now, know that a chance for rain does exist for us in the Tennessee Valley.