Here’s a late-night look at Alabama’s potential wintry weather situation for late Sunday night into Monday morning.
Sunday will be dry and cool with highs in the 40s and a mix of clouds and some sun.
Precipitation will reach West Alabama a couple of hours after midnight, starting out as rain over parts of Sumter and Greene Counties. Temperatures will be at or below freezing over the northwestern half of the area, generally northwest of a line from Demopolis to Selma to Alex City. This will set the stage for some mixed wintry precipitation during the pre-dawn and early morning hours Monday.
IMPACTS: Northwest of a line from Reform to Jasper to Cullman to Fort Payne, the precipitation will fall as snow. Minor accumulations of up to 0.5 inches could fall in this area. There could be travel issues mainly on bridges and overpasses between 3 a.m. and noon.
North of a line from Linden to Maplesville to Calera to Talladega to Heflin, a wintry mix of snow, sleet, and rain could fall between 3-6 a.m. No accumulations are expected in this area, including places like Demopolis, Tuscaloosa, Birmingham, Gadsden, and Anniston. Ground temperatures are relatively warm, and if any slippery roads develop, they should be on bridges and overpasses for a brief time Monday morning.
South of this area, the precipitation should fall as all rain with no issues.
FREQUENT UPDATES: We will have regular updates throughout Sunday, Sunday night, and into Monday morning as the situation unfolds.
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