The forecast across Alabama is in store for a wide range of weather over the next 4 days.
A strong cold front will move through the region late Tuesday night through Wednesday. Thunderstorms will be possible during the day Tuesday, continuing through early Wednesday morning.
Isolated strong storms are possible, however the threat appears to be low at this time.
The front will move into Alabama during the day on Wednesday, ushering in cold air behind it. It appears that widespread precipitation will continue behind the front, with rain transitioning to freezing rain during the afternoon on Wednesday across areas of north Alabama.
Freezing rain may fall for an extended period of time overnight Wednesday into early Thursday morning. There could be some mixed precipitation especially over northwestern sections.
This could be a high impact event due to the long duration of freezing rain expected. Windy conditions may also aggravate the situation if freezing rains builds over the area.
As always, there is still uncertainty surrounding the exact timing of the cold front, and how quickly the cold air moves into the area. Just a slight increase in daytime temperatures will adjust what type of precipitation that occurs.
Confidence is increasing that the area will see frozen precipitation during the time from Wednesday afternoon through Thursday morning. Stay tuned for updates over the next few days.