Winter Storm Watch in Effect from Late Monday Night Through Tuesday Morning
Confidence is increasing for snowfall across Alabama early this week, and as such, the National Weather Service in Birmingham has issued a Winter Storm Watch in effect late Monday (January 28) through Tuesday (January 29) morning.
The text of the Winter Storm Watch is below:
...SNOW EXPECTED LATE MONDAY NIGHT INTO TUESDAY MORNING... .A strong cold front will move into Central Alabama late Monday night and Tuesday morning. Rain will change over to snow as early as midnight Monday night in the northwest with the rain to snow transition line moving southeastward through the morning on Tuesday. Snow will come to an end around noon on Tuesday. While snow will only fall for a couple hours at a given location, it may be heavy at times resulting in accumulations of 1 to 2 inches with isolated higher amounts. Temperatures will also fall below freezing as the snow falls Tuesday morning, which may result in difficult travel conditions even where accumulations are less than 2 inches. This will impact the morning commute especially along the Interstate 20 corridor. ...WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM LATE MONDAY NIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY MORNING... * WHAT...Heavy snow possible. Total snow accumulations of up to two inches possible with isolated higher amounts. Temperatures falling below freezing may result in difficult travel conditions. * WHERE...Portions of Central Alabama, including areas along and north of a line from Linden to Clanton to Wedowee. * WHEN...From late Monday night through Tuesday morning. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Plan on dangerous road conditions at times. The hazardous conditions could impact the morning commute. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A Winter Storm Watch means there is potential for significant snow, sleet or ice accumulations that may impact travel. Continue to monitor the latest forecasts.