Light snow, rain chances continue overnight

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Late Thursday night into Friday morning another cold front will swing down into Acadiana pushing down even colder air into the region.

A few areas in this general strip may squeeze out one inch of total snow accumulation, but most other accumulations will likely be less than one inch.

This includes areas from Louisiana to parts of Alabama, Georgia and the Carolinas.

For folks in Central Alabama, generally along and south of Interstate 20 and north of the USA 80 and Interstate 85 corridor, there could be some weather excitement as we end the work week. Rain and snow lines don't stop magically at county lines.

Cold temperatures and periods of heavy rain will continue through early Saturday.

AMOUNTS: Snow accumulation should be generally 1 inch or less, mostly on grassy areas and elevated surfaces. Temperatures through the day will hover around 35 degrees.

As a general rule, snow is a rarity in Beaufort County, happening "maybe once a year" according to Lamb. Click on the video for a more detailed forecast. Lows will fall to near freezing; but this should not result in travel impacts. However, temperatures will go back below freezing rather quickly tomorrow night, and any lingering water on roads could freeze.

Also, there's potential for treacherous black ice. Watch for last-minute forecast changes; if you are using a forecast more than six hours old, it is bad information. If it does fall, it will be the first snow the state has seen this season. Temperatures will claw their way into the middle and upper 40s by the end of the day.

Thus, Friday night into Saturday morning all of Acadiana could see freezing temperatures.

NEXT WEEK: Dry weather will likely continue with temperatures below average; a new surge of cold air arrives Tuesday and Wednesday.