Winter Weather Advisory in effect for much of Central Alabama

Summary: The NWS has extended the winter weather advisory to include much of Central Alabama. The advisory is in effect until 9pm tonight. Snow accumulations of 1/2 inch are expected, with higher accumulations up to 2 inches possible in higher elevations. Travel is not recommended this evening/overnight.

Discussion: Currently, a low pressure system is beginning to move across Central Alabama this morning, bringing with it colder air and the chance for rain to mix with snow. Temperatures across the area are generally in the mid to low 40’s, with mid to low 30’s across the far southwestern counties. Rain has already begun to mix with snow or change over to all snow in those counties. These colder temperatures will continue to move eastward and northward this morning as the low pressure system moves across the area. By mid morning, expect much of the area to be in the upper to mid 30’s, with rain beginning to mix with snow. Accumulations are expected to be 1/2 inch for most locations, with the higher accumulations being north of the low pressure system track and in the higher elevations. Snow should last through 9pm tonight, with some lingering snow showers or flurries in the northeastern counties.

*Changes to this forecast can be expected throughout the day. Please stay up to date with local media and NWS for any updates to watches, warnings, or advisories.

A Winter Weather Advisory will be in effect for our northern and western counties through 9 pm tonight. Snow accumulations of generally 1/2 inch are expected, with locally higher amounts up to 2 inches especially in higher elevations. Travel is not advised Sunday evening though Monday morning. – NWS Birmingham
Rain should mix with or change to snow for parts of central Alabama this morning, lasting through about 9 pm. Areas of light accumulations are expected across the northwest half of Central Alabama. – NWS Birmingham
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