Overnight, the National Weathe Service saw something they liked in the radar trends. Check out this snippet from their area forecast discussion:
I FEEL FAIRLY CERTAIN THAT A SMALL PART OF THE FA WILL SEE WARNING CRITERIA...AND THATAREA MAY WELL BE ALONG THE I-85 CORRIDOR.
The "FA" is their forecast area and "warning criteria" snows would be 4 inches or more.
Radar trends look OK to me -- I don't see where we're a mortal lock for big precip, but the shield is definitely north of where models said it would be.
It's warm -- low 40s -- but don't let that fool you -- the arctic air is racing in from the east -- it's snow in places like Tuscaloosa and other points in Alabama and Ga. have winter precip. As mentioned before, we'll start out as a short period of rain before changing over -- if we do, in fact, see precip.
I'm going to look at some more data but it's primarily radar-watching time.