ATLANTA (January 16, 2013)--Accumulating snow could fall on Alabama, Mississippi and other areas of the South that have been dealing with days of soaking rains.
The National Weather Service issued a winter storm watch for much of northern Alabama and central Mississippi and forecasters said parts of both states could get from 1 inch to 2 inches of snow.
In Mississippi, the snow could cause slush on some bridges overnight, but forecasters aren't expecting widespread treacherous driving conditions.
Snow in Alabama could begin overnight and could continue into Friday.
The biggest threat was northeast of Birmingham, Ala., particularly at higher elevations.
Some areas of Alabama have received as much as 6 inches of rain since Sunday.
Forecasters said northern Georgia, including areas of metro Atlanta, also could get ice and snow Thursday.