Birmingham Issues Winter Storm Warning


The National Weather Service in Birmingham has issued a Winter Storm Warning for snow, sleet, and freezing rain which is in effect from 9 PM this evening to midnight CST Wednesday night. The Winter Weather Advisory is no longer in effect.

Counties included in the warning are Blount, Calhoun, Cherokee, Cleburne, Etowah, Fayette, Jefferson, Lamar, Marion, Pickens, St. Clair, Tuscaloosa, Walker, and Winston.

The first round of wintry precipitation may begin as early as 9 PM this evening for the far northwestern counties of central Alabama and continue through Tuesday afternoon.

A second round of wintry precipitation will likely begin Tuesday night and last through Wednesday night.

The best potential for snow and sleet accumulations through Tuesday will be for areas generally along and north of a line from Aliceville to Tuscaloosa to Talladega and to Heflin. For several miles south of this line, accumulations of freezing rain will also be possible.

One to two inches of snow and sleet will be likely through Tuesday across much of north central Alabama.
Further south between one and two tenths of an inch of freezing rain will be possible. This includes the cities of Tuscaloosa… Birmingham… and Anniston.

Additional significant accumulations of wintry precipitation now appear likely Tuesday night through Wednesday night.

The multiple rounds of winter weather will make travel very hazardous across much of north central Alabama.

Power outages may be possible for locations that receive the highest totals of freezing rain.