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updated: 1/16/2013 6:35 PM

Alabama, Mississippi could see snow accumulations

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ATLANTA -- Forecasters say accumulating snow could hit 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 north Alabama and central Mississippi. Forecasters say parts of both states could get from 1 inch to 2 inches of snow.

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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 continue possibly into Friday.

The biggest threat was northeast of Birmingham, particularly in higher elevations.

Some areas of Alabama have received as much as 6 inches of rain since Sunday.

Forecasters say north Georgia, including areas of metro Atlanta, also could get ice and snow Thursday.

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