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Weather service: North Alabama could receive dusting of snow, sleet

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HUNTSVILLE, Alabama — Forecasters say north Alabama could be in for a blanketing of snow and sleet.

The National Weather Service says the Tennessee Valley could receive a light mixture of snow and sleet Thursday because of an approaching upper level disturbance.

PHOTO: Two men fish from a boat on Flint Creek in the Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge near Alabama Highway 67 in Decatur, Ala.,  as a snow shower blankets them Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015.  The Tennessee Valley in north Alabama experienced a wintry mix of precipitation but without any significant accumulation.  (AP Photo/The Decatur Daily, Gary Cosby Jr.)
Two men fish from a boat on Flint Creek in the Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge near Alabama Highway 67 in Decatur, Ala., as a snow shower blankets them Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015. The Tennessee Valley in north Alabama experienced a wintry mix of precipitation but without any significant accumulation. (AP Photo/The Decatur Daily, Gary Cosby Jr.)

Snowfall is expected to begin in northwest Alabama and spread eastward. Forecasters say western areas are likely to see only a trace, but some locations to the east could get as much as 1 inch of snow by Thursday evening.

Around a half-inch of snow is possible in the central Tennessee Valley of north Alabama.

Forecasters say bridges and overpasses will be slick and temperatures are expected to drop into the mid-to upper 20s overnight. Anything left on the ground could freeze by early Friday, creating difficult travel conditions.

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