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Mix of sleet, ice, snow possible in northern Alabama

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) - Forecasters say a mixture of sleet, snow and light freezing rain is possible in higher elevations of northern Alabama as a storm system moves into the state.

The National Weather Service said that snow accumulation should be less than an inch in the mountains of northeast Alabama.

The storm system is expected to approach the area from the west, bringing the first chance for sleet to parts of northern Alabama early Monday afternoon.

The weather service projects that temperatures will be close to the freezing mark in parts of the state. That means that slight variations in temperature can have a large impact on the type of precipitation that falls.

The weather moving into Alabama is part of a storm system blamed for at least eight deaths in the West.

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