First Alert: Cold, rain and possible dusting of snow tonight

First Alert Forecast 12/6 6 p.m.

(KFVS) - A cold front will drop in from the northwest this afternoon and evening, bring with it some clouds and light precipitation.

Meteorologist Grant Dade says as colder air moves in there is a chance light snow could mix in at times across our northern counties.

Temperatures this evening will fall through the 30s. Lows by morning will range form the lower to middle 20s far north to the upper 20s to near 30 far south.

This front will push through this evening followed by another surge of cold, dry air, so tonight and tomorrow should be partly cloudy and cold, but quiet.

The bigger problem is the potential for a messy storm this weekend as an upper low moves out of the southwestern states across the lower Mississippi Valley.

As always, there are small but important differences in timing and especially placement among the models. In particular, we’ll be on the northern edge of the precipitation shield, so a shift north or south would be important to our area, from dry to heavy snow, or from snow to mainly rain or a mix.

Well, After looking over the latest information here is our first thoughts on snow accumulation. Not much. I will say...

Posted by Grant Dade KFVS on Thursday, December 6, 2018

For now, there will be a winter mix moving in from the west Saturday afternoon and moving off to the east Sunday morning.

If the system takes a more northerly route, a few inches of snow would be possible across much of the area with more of a mix to the south.

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