Winter Weather Advisories Updated


Weather model data continue to support the thoughts that the Low pressure that moves into the region on Monday will be further north than earlier forecasts.
This means that most of the wintry weather will be pushed further north into the southern Tennessee area and points north.

Light precipitation will move into western sections of Alabama early Monday morning and spread over the state through the day. Some of the precipitation across the northern sections will fall as a mix of sleet and freezing rain. A cold rain will fall

As a result, the NWS in Birmingham has cancelled the Winter Storm Watch for their counties… and will have the option to issue a Winter Weather Advisory later…if conditions change.

The National Weather Service in Huntsville has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for a combination of light snow…sleet and freezing rain…which is in effect from 3 am to Noon Monday. The Winter Storm Watch is no longer in effect.

* Timing and areas affected…locations north of a line from Phil Campbell to Albertville to Collinsville beginning late tonight.

* Accumulations…very light snow and sleet accumulations are expected with ice accumulations up to a tenth of an inch. Locally higher amounts are possible near the Tennessee border.

* Impacts…travel will likely be impacted by this winter weather event. Bridges and overpasses will initially become slick and hazardous…followed by secondary roads. Even minor accumulations will cause slick travel due to the freezing temperatures on Monday morning.

Precautionary/preparedness actions…

A Winter Weather Advisory for a combination of light snow…sleet and freezing rain means that wintry precipitation will be imminent. Driving conditions are expected to become hazardous…so be prepared to use caution when driving.