Many in north and central Alabama are waking up to dry snowflakes. This snow is accumulating onto surfaces, vehicles, and likely bridges and overpasses. Slight amounts of sunshine are aiding in the drying of water on roadways, making travel slightly less dangerous – but caution is still advised – especially on bridges and overpasses. Little to no more accumulations are anticipated across north Alabama, but a Special Weather Statement is in place:
Special Weather Statement National Weather Service Huntsville AL 621 AM CST Tue Feb 16 2021 ALZ001>010-016-TNZ076-096-097-162100- Lauderdale-Colbert-Franklin AL-Lawrence-Limestone-Madison-Morgan- Marshall-Jackson-DeKalb-Cullman-Moore-Lincoln-Franklin TN- 621 AM CST Tue Feb 16 2021 ...Scattered Light Snow Showers across North Alabama and Southern Middle Tennessee Will Continue Through Late Morning... ...Icy Roadways Will Persist Through Much of the Day Across All of North Alabama and Southern Middle Tennessee... Light snow showers will continue to move across portions of north Alabama and southern Middle Tennessee through the late morning hours. In some cases, these light snow showers may leave light accumulations of around one half inch to inch. These kind of snowfall accumulations will be very localized and most areas will not see much in the way of additional impacts from the light snow flurries that are falling, as roads everywhere are already very treacherous. Black ice has developed across much of the road network across the area, due to ice, sleet, and light snow accumulations. This black ice will remain in place on area roadways throughout the day as temperatures will remain below the freezing mark. It will likely be exceedingly difficult, if not impossible to travel, especially during the typical hours of the morning rush hour commute. Bridges and overpasses, are especially at risk. Do not assume that a well traveled road will be free of ice. Additionally, some roads may also be blocked by falling trees or tree limbs. For a list of affected roadways, consult local media outlets. Stay tuned to NOAA Weather Radio, or a favorite local media outlet, for further statements or updates from the National Weather Service in Huntsville.
There are currently Winter Weather Advisories for central Alabama that expire at noon, where small additional accumulations are possible.
URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE National Weather Service Birmingham AL 731 AM CST Tue Feb 16 2021 ...Light Snow and Cold Temperatures May Result in some Minor Snow Accumulations... ALZ011>014-022-030-031-161800- /O.NEW.KBMX.WW.Y.0005.210216T1331Z-210216T1800Z/ /O.CON.KBMX.WC.Y.0001.000000T0000Z-210216T1500Z/ Marion-Lamar-Fayette-Winston-Pickens-Sumter-Greene- Including the cities of Hamilton, Sulligent, Vernon, Fayette, Double Springs, Carrollton, Livingston, and Eutaw 731 AM CST Tue Feb 16 2021 ...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON CST TODAY... ...WIND CHILL ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 AM CST THIS MORNING... * WHAT...For the Winter Weather Advisory, snow. Additional snow accumulations of up to one half inch. For the Wind Chill Advisory, very cold wind chills. Wind chills as low as 5 below zero. * WHERE...Portions of northwest and west central Alabama. * WHEN...For the Winter Weather Advisory, until noon CST today. For the Wind Chill Advisory, until 9 AM CST this morning. * IMPACTS...Plan on slippery road conditions. The hazardous conditions could impact the morning commute. The cold wind chills could result in hypothermia if precautions are not taken. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... Slow down and use caution while traveling. Use caution while traveling outside. Wear appropriate clothing, a hat, and gloves. && $$ ALZ015-017>021-023>029-032>050-161800- /O.NEW.KBMX.WW.Y.0005.210216T1331Z-210216T1800Z/ Walker-Blount-Etowah-Calhoun-Cherokee-Cleburne-Tuscaloosa- Jefferson-Shelby-St. Clair-Talladega-Clay-Randolph-Hale-Perry- Bibb-Chilton-Coosa-Tallapoosa-Chambers-Marengo-Dallas-Autauga- Lowndes-Elmore-Montgomery-Macon-Bullock-Lee-Russell-Pike-Barbour- Including the cities of Jasper, Oneonta, Gadsden, Anniston, Centre, Heflin, Tuscaloosa, Birmingham, Hoover, Columbiana, Pelham, Alabaster, Pell City, Moody, Talladega, Sylacauga, Ashland, Roanoke, Greensboro, Moundville, Marion, Centreville, Clanton, Rockford, Alexander City, Dadeville, Valley, Lanett, Lafayette, Demopolis, Linden, Selma, Prattville, Fort Deposit, Hayneville, Wetumpka, Tallassee, Montgomery, Tuskegee, Union Springs, Auburn, Opelika, Phenix City, Troy, and Eufaula 731 AM CST Tue Feb 16 2021 ...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON CST TODAY... * WHAT...Snow. Additional snow accumulations of up to one half inch. * WHERE...Portions of central, east central, northeast, southeast and west central Alabama. * WHEN...Until noon CST today. * IMPACTS...Plan on slippery road conditions. The hazardous conditions could impact the morning commute.