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(Special to the American Press)

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Slim chance of light snow, sleet tonight

Last Modified: Thursday, January 23, 2014 4:04 PM

By Lance Traweek / American Press

The area may see light snow or sleet late Thursday into early Friday, but the chances are slim, the National Weather Service said.

“At this point, the winter precipitation chances are in the 20 percent range, which is low,” weather service meteorologist Roger Erickson said in an email Wednesday.

Donald Jones, another weather service meteorologist, said a cold front will move through this afternoon and that the low temperature Friday morning will be 27 degrees.

“Thursday will be the coldest night for this event,” Jones said. “The only major factor is whether there will be any precipitation left to fall as sleet or snow.”

Exactly where precipitation will fall is unpredictable, but any snow will likely fall in Southeast Texas, where the better moisture will be located, he said.

Jones expects a few isolated showers across the region.

The National Weather Service does not predict any hazardous icy conditions, which could affect travel.

Meteorologists do not expect the snow to stick.

If there is any sleet or snow, residents can expect it to fall between midnight and 9 a.m. Friday.

Today, it will be cloudy with a 30 percent chance of showers with highs in the mid-40s. Northeast winds will be 15-20 mph. Tonight will be colder, with lows in the low 20s. Northeast winds will be 10-15 mph.

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