Thursday, expect sunny skies and a high of 31, with a north northwest wind of 6 to 9 miles per hour, the weather service said. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.
But, as with nearly every winter weather event in Alabama, it's all going to come down to the timing.
A cold front moves into Lancaster County today, bringing a high near 44 degrees.
Friday's forecast calls for mostly sunny skies with a high of 52 and an overnight low of 31.
It's still too soon to say with any certainty, according to the National Weather Service.
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High temperatures in the Harrisburg area are expected to be 40 or below from Thursday through Monday, according to forecasters with National Weather Service at State College.
Dry, chilly conditions will last through at least Saturday, and winds should remain light enough to prevent fire danger, according to the weather service.
Saturday night, the low will be around 26 with mostly clear skies, according to the weather service.
"A better chance for wet snow is expected Friday night and early Saturday morning across much of the Piedmont including the Triad and Triangle areas when the air mass will be a little colder", the service said.
December has gotten off to a warm start with highs in the upper 40s and low 50s.