SNOW ACROSS WEST AND NORTH ALABAMA: This morning snow is falling across Alabama generally north of a line from Aliceville to Jasper to Cullman to Guntersville; south of that line it is mostly rain along with some sleet.
Where the snow is falling, temperatures are near freezing in spots and some patchy bridge icing is possible this morning (roads will be just wet). For areas along and south of I-59 (including Birmingham, Tuscaloosa, Anniston, and Gadsden), temperatures are in the upper 30s and no travel impact is expected, even if there is some sleet or a few snow flakes. Roads and bridges there will be just wet.
Snow accumulation over North and Northwest Alabama will be generally 1/2 inch or less, although a few isolated spots could see an inch or two on grassy areas if a heavier snow band develops later this morning.
Precipitation will end from west to east across the state by mid to late afternoon as drier air begins to move in from the west; tonight will be cloudy and cold with a low in the 28-33 degree range early tomorrow.
REST OF THE WEEK: The sky becomes partly sunny tomorrow, and we expect a good supply of sunshine Wednesday and Thursday. The high tomorrow will be in the upper 40s, followed by mid 50s Wednesday, and upper 50s Thursday. Then, on Friday, a cold front will move through the state mostly in dry fashion; a few patches of light rain can’t be ruled out, but moisture will be very limited. Temperatures will likely fall from near 50 Friday morning into the 40s during the day.
THE ALABAMA WEEKEND: Saturday will be a sunny day with a high around 50 degrees; a disturbance will bring some clouds Sunday, but for now the air looks too dry for rain. Sunday will be a bit cooler with a high between 45 and 49.
NEXT WEEK: The quiet weather pattern continues; much of the week looks dry with seasonal temperatures… highs mostly in the 50s and lows in the 30s. See the Weather Xtreme video for maps, graphics, and more details.
ON THIS DATE IN 1918: A strong area of low pressure brought snow and bitter cold temperatures to Chattanooga, Little Rock, and Shreveport. Birmingham picked up about one inch of snow. In far Southeast Alabama, an estimated F3 tornado virtually damaged every building in the town of Webb in Houston County. The tornado leveled one rural school, killing one teacher and seven students.
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