Forecasters at the National Weather Service of Birmingham had been talking about a chance for measurable snow accumulation in Anniston today, providing the city with a white Christmas.
However, by Friday, those predictions were melting away.
A low pressure system that had been expected to bring more snow to central Alabama by Friday night instead moved farther south than previously thought, taking the chances of a white Christmas with it.
In addition, the surface temperature is expected to reach around 40 degrees, which would not allow much snowfall to survive for long.
However, some snow might still be seen in Anniston today.
“I still think there is a chance of snow, it just won’t amount to anything,” said NWS meteorologist Mark Rose. “For a few hours in the day tomorrow, it will start out as rain, the shift to a rain and snow mix, and then maybe just snow for a couple of hours.”
Rose added that a few more flurries could fall over Anniston Sunday.
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