Winter Weather Advisory Today. It is a First Alert Weather Day as light snow is expected with possible travel impacts for North Alabama and Middle Tennessee. Accumulations will be light with some areas only seeing a dusting while others could pick up as much as 2” of snow.
A winter weather advisory is in effect for North Alabama and parts of Middle Tennessee. A band of light snow will be tracking from west to east this morning with as much as 1-2" of snow possible by the end of the day. This snow should be steadiest north of Hwy 72 with flurries to a dusting south of the TN River.
The morning snow should let up around the lunch hour, but additional snowfall is possible by late afternoon.
This snow could last through the evening. Temperatures will be in middle/upper 20s with snow falling so untreated bridges and overpasses could become slick within an hour after the snow begins to fall.
Temperatures will remain in the 20s all day and roads could become hazardous in many areas by late morning and into the early afternoon hours. Any snow should wrap up by early Saturday morning, and skies will be clearing.
Travel conditions should improve by late Saturday morning with sunshine, although highs will likely stay below freezing. A north wind of 5-15 mph can be expected by Saturday morning. That will create dangerous wind chills in the single digits.
Shaded roads could remain slick until Sunday afternoon. Keep in mind this is a developing situation and there will be a fine line between areas that get around 1” of snow and those that only see flurries. The most likely areas for a 2" snowfall will be over the higher elevations of Jackson, Marshall and DeKalb Counties in NE Alabama. The lowest totals should be south of the TN River in NW AL. If you are traveling south towards Birmingham or east into north Georgia expect hazardous travel conditions late Friday afternoon due to a mix of snow and sleet. Travel conditions over Georgia may not improve until Sunday.
We’ll be warmer next week with highs back into the 60s by Wednesday.
Stay tuned for the latest information regarding this developing winter storm. More details will be available throughout the day on the WAFF 48 First Alert Weather App.
-Meteorologist David Ernst