James Spann Says We Have a “Messy Weekend” Ahead in Alabama
The National Weather Service in Birmingham is forecasting “rain Saturday and Saturday night will transition to a mix of rain and snow Sunday morning. Low confidence remains on the amount of snow possible through the morning, as well as the area of snowfall. Any moisture remaining Sunday evening could freeze and cause icy conditions.”
Light snow accumulations
Generally north of I-20
Sunday morning and Sunday
Slippery road conditions
James Spann, ABC 33/40, and Townsquare Media Tuscaloosa Chief Meteorologist said that we have a “MESSY WEEKEND AHEAD: Rain will move into the western counties of the state by midday tomorrow, and widespread rain is likely statewide tomorrow evening and tomorrow night. This will be a good soaking, with amounts of 1-2 inches likely.”
SUNDAY SNOW POTENTIAL
Spann said that “much colder air will be pulled southward Sunday and the rain will likely chance to periods of snow over the northern half of the state. Some accumulation is possible on grassy areas over about the northern third of Alabama (north of Birmingham)... amounts should be generally one inch or less. However, isolated heavier totals are possible north of the Tennessee River, and across the high terrain of northeast Alabama.”
SUNDAY NIGHT ISSUES
As the temperatures are projected to be in the mid-30s on Sunday which is above the freezing level there are no travel impacts expected. Sunday night temperatures should drop below freezing and this could cause some slick roads and black ice scenarios especially on bridges and overpasses.
There is still some level of uncertainty in the forecast. The outcome for this weekend is dependent on many variables. We will bring you updates on any new information that could impact our area.