Winter Storm Warning, Advisory Issued for West Alabama
Round two of wintry weather impacts Alabama today, and now the National Weather Service in Birmingham has issued a Winter Storm Warning and a Winter Weather Advisory for many counties in west Alabama.
In our listening area, the Winter Storm Warning includes Lamar, Marion, and Winston counties; the Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for Pickens, Fayette, and Walker counties.
While Tuscaloosa metro will see little to no impact, portions of northern Tuscaloosa County could see a wintry mix later today.
ABC 33/40 and Townsquare Media Tuscaloosa Chief Meteorologist James Spann detailed the upcoming weather threat in his latest post on alabamawx.com:
Clouds will thicken across Alabama today ahead of the storm system, and precipitation will reach the northwest counties by late afternoon. Initially, this will be in the form of sleet and snow for most counties in the winter storm warning area, with a gradual change to mostly sleet and freezing rain. Snow and sleet totals of 2-3 inches are possible around Florence and Muscle Shoals, and 1-2 inches over the rest of the winter storm warning area. This, of course, is on top of the ice and snow from the event earlier in the week.
For Pickens, Fayette, and Walker county, it is a very close call, but there is potential for a “wintry mix” of sleet and snow for a brief time before it all changes to rain tonight.
For most of the state, it will be a cold, soaking rain.
Townsquare Media Tuscaloosa will continue to monitor the latest forecasts and road conditions and bring you updates as they are made available.
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