Sunny, windy Wednesday with snow on the way

It will be mild for the rest of the week but rain is on the way

Clouds increase Wednesday afternoon with skies becoming overcast Wednesday evening as a warm front moves towards the region from the southwest.

Some additional light snow could fall on Friday, the Weather Service says.

However, the moisture could depart before the cold air reaches Alabama and the state end up with no snow at all.

Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 27.

Friday: Sunny and cold, with a high at 28. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 52. Chance of precipitation is 70 percent.

Today's forecast includes patchy fog before 10 a.m., and a high of 54 in the afternoon, according to the weather service.

Thursday, January 11: High: 38.

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Wednesday: A chance of snow before 2 p.m., then a chance of snow and freezing rain between 2 p.m.to 4 p.m., then a chance of snow after 4 p.m.

Wind chills at the Billings Logan International Airport had dropped into the low single digits by 6:30 a.m. Southeast wind around 10 miles per hour.

Friday, January 12: High: 42. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 5. The best chance for valley snow this go-around will be for northwest Montana and during the afternoon/overnight hours (this situation will need to be monitored as quite a bit can change depending on the incoming colder air from the east)!

Sunny skies and highs in the 50s are expected to return Thursday right through the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday on Monday.

As of Wednesday morning it appears that north Alabama will have the best chances to see snowflakes, with a limited wintry mix possible farther south into north-central Alabama. Around 5 to 8 inches possible. High near 40. Chance of precipitation is 80 percent. One to three inches of additional accumulation possible.

Sunday, January 14: High: 20 Low: -5. "Otherwise, strong north winds and much colder air will overspread the area on Thursday with a chance for light snow or flurries across much of the area". Winds could gust as high as 35 miles per hour.

Right now, it looks like the heaviest rain from this system will arrive Friday night and Saturday morning as low pressure tracks over or just northwest of our area.