The National Weather Service in Birmingham has issued a Winter Weather Advisory, which is in effect from 6 PM this evening to 6 PM CST Tuesday. The Winter Storm Watch is no longer in effect.
The wintry precipitation may begin as early as 6 PM this evening in the far northwestern counties of central Alabama, and last through Tuesday afternoon.
At this time, the best potential of snow, sleet, and freezing rain accumulations will be for areas generally along and north of a line from Carrollton to Aliceville to Tuscaloosa to Birmingham to Heflin.
Accumulations up to one inch of snow and sleet across north central Alabama, generally north of a line from Sulligent to Jasper to Oneonta to Gadsden.
South of this line to the I-20 corridor, up to one-tenth of an inch of freezing rain is possible, including Tuscaloosa, Birmingham, and Anniston. This wintry precipitation could make travel very hazardous.
I’m feeling more concern that we may be dealing more with freezing rain along and to the north of I-20 especially in the northeastern sections of the state.
This could spell big trouble for trees and power lines.
I’ll be posting more updates as the situation unfolds across the state.