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Flurries Fly in the Tri-State

Radar snapshot (01/22/2016)
Posted at 11:39 PM, Jan 22, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-22 18:52:31-05

MIDWAY, Fla. (WTXL) -- As winter weather storms its way into the eastern United States, a small sliver of its precipitation impacts were experienced deep in the South late Friday.

Ripples of moisture rotating around the western side of the large low-pressure system in the mid-Atlantic mixed in with a colder air flow to produce brief occurrences of wintry precipitation in portions of southeast Alabama, the interior Florida Panhandle, and sections of far southwest Georgia and the western Big Bend.

Light drizzle was common late Friday night in most of north Florida and south Georgia.  However, as the cold air mass continued to spread and lower temperatures a few thousand feet above ground, subfreezing conditions were achieved, allowing the light drizzle to become mixed with small snow flurries for a few hours.

Unofficial light snow reports were recorded from Panhandle towns such as Chipley, DeFuniak Springs, and near Marianna.  Radar data tracked the likely occurrence of patchy frozen precipitation into Gadsden County during the 11:00 hour.

Isolated instances of short-lived frozen precipitation are forecast to stretch into early Saturday morning, primarily for locations north and west of the capital city.  A drier pattern will arrive later Saturday morning, putting an end to most rain or flurry chances by sunrise.

No accumulations of snow are expected in the region.