West, Central Alabama Prepares for Widespread Rain Then Possible Snow Mix
There will be a “storm system will move east across the area today and tomorrow, resulting in rain today and tonight, then transitioning to a rain/snow mixture by Sunday morning” according to the National Weather Service in Birmingham.
James Spann, ABC 33/40, and Townsquare Media Tuscaloosa Chief Meteorologist commented that “rain becomes widespread across Alabama this afternoon ahead of a dynamic weather system. Rain amounts of 1-2 inches are likely through tomorrow morning... it will be a good soaking statewide.”
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Please be sure to check back for any updates as conditions change and winter weather is not very common in the southern states.
Light snow accumulations
Wind: All of Central Alabama except our Northwest Counties
Snow: Generally north of I-20 west of Anniston, generally north of Alexander City in East-Central Alabama
Wind: 6 pm Saturday night through 6 am Sunday morning
Snow: Sunday morning through Sunday evening
Wind: East winds 10-20 mph with gusts to 35 mph may blow around unsecured objects and down some tree limbs, potentially resulting in a few power outages
Snow: Slippery road conditions, accumulations generally less than 1/2 of an inch but may reach an inch in some spots
Need to Watch
Any lingering moisture Sunday night could freeze, creating black ice concerns on roadways Monday morning.
Spann said that “there is little change in the forecast thinking. Colder air will roll into Alabama tomorrow with temperatures falling into the mid-30s during the day. Rain will change to light snow over the northern half of the state. A few snowflakes are even possible over South Alabama.”
Winter Storm Watches
Currently, there are only two counties in Alabama are under a winter storm watch. Jackson and DeKalb counties are located in the northeast corner of the state.