Wintry weather moves into AL

HUNTSVILLE, AL (AP) - A mix of winter precipitation is moving into north Alabama.

The National Weather Service says snow, sleet and freezing rain are all possible before lunchtime Wednesday, particularly in the Tennessee Valley region. A freezing rain advisory extends all the way south to central Alabama.

Forecasters say no major accumulations are expected. But school systems all over the area are shutting down for the day or closing early as a precaution.

The weather service says precipitation will continue through the day, but temperatures should be rising into the mid-40s or higher overnight to prevent any major problems with travel.

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