Freezing rain possible in Tri-Cities Friday. But we may get lucky

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Snow fell across the region on Thursday, with 6 to 10 inches expected in areas by the end of the day, according to the National Weather Service in Albany.

That's the real-world implications of a National Weather Service wind chill advisory, which will be in effect until 8 a.m. Sunday. The temperatures should warm up Monday with a high around 59 degrees, he said.

"Please take proper precautions if heading outdoors for a long period of time", the National Weather Service advised in a forecast discussion.

We are not now under a Winter Weather Advisory, but I wouldn't be surprised if one is issued for Sunday night through Monday morning by the National Weather Service.

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Extremely low wind chills of between -10 and -20 degrees are expected Saturday night into Sunday morning. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS. A Wind Chill Advisory means that cold air and the wind will combine to create low wind chills.

A gradual warmup will get going in earnest today following another cold night that saw lows fall into the teens in north Alabama and 20s all the way into south Alabama.

Precipitation Sunday evening, says NWS, "may begin as a wintry mix of sleet and snow, mainly east of I-65".

The precipitation was 0.4 inches of snow, pushing the January snowfall total up to 0.5 inches in the capital city.