Tuscaloosa Could Receive Two to Three Inches of Snow Today
The latest forecast from the National Weather Service suggests Tuscaloosa is on track to receive the greatest amount of snowfall from the upcoming winter storm.
Many counties have been downgraded from a Winter Storm Warning to a Winter Storm Watch. Tuscaloosa County is still in the Winter Storm Warning, as snowfall could reach two to three inches along the I 20/59 corridor.
Rain is anticipated to change to snow within the upcoming hours, and snowfall will continue for several hours. The National Weather Service believes snow could fall as quickly as an inch an hour. The text of the latest Winter Storm Warning is below.
.Snow will continue across Northwest Alabama this morning with rain changing to snow through the morning hours from northwest to southeast. Snow will come to an end around noon today in the East. While snow may fall for only one to three hours at a given location, it could be heavy at times, with accumulations up to two and a half inches in the warning area. Amounts under two inches are expected in the advisory area. Temperatures will fall below freezing across the warning area and portions of the advisory area, resulting in potentially dangerous travel conditions. This will impact the morning commute especially along the Interstate 20 corridor. ALZ022>025-030>034-039-291800- /O.CON.KBMX.WS.W.0001.000000T0000Z-190129T1800Z/ Pickens-Tuscaloosa-Jefferson-Shelby-Sumter-Greene-Hale-Perry-Bibb- Marengo- Including the cities of Carrollton, Tuscaloosa, Birmingham, Hoover, Columbiana, Pelham, Alabaster, Livingston, Eutaw, Greensboro, Moundville, Marion, Centreville, Demopolis, and Linden 225 AM CST Tue Jan 29 2019 ...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON CST TODAY... * WHAT...Heavy snow expected at times. Total snow accumulations of up to two and a half inches. * WHERE...Portions of Central Alabama near the I-20 corridor from the Mississippi state line to the Birmingham metro area. * WHEN...From midnight tonight to noon CST Tuesday. The heaviest activity will only last 2 to 3 hours. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Plan on dangerous, slick road conditions at times. The hazardous conditions could impact the morning commute. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A Winter Storm Warning for snow means severe winter weather conditions will make travel very hazardous or impossible. If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency. The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can be obtained by calling 5 1 1.