Winter Storm Over… A Little Warmer This Weekend…Thursday Forecast Update – 3:45pm #alwx

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Good Thursday afternoon! After some winter weather issues in the area this morning and early afternoon, our weather is quickly drying out this afternoon. I haven’t heard of any major traffic issues along and south of I-59 in the Tuscaloosa area, but use caution if you must drive this evening or tonight. There are some icy areas along I-59 northeast of Birmingham… Any moisture on the roads as the risk of becoming icy after sunset, mainly on bridges. At 4pm, temperatures were in the lower 30s along I-59 and slowly rising now that the precip has ended. If your area rises above freezing, roads will likely dry out before any re-freeze would become possible tonight… The main risk of anything becoming icy is in areas that got accumulating winter weather near HWY 278 (near Hamilton and Cullman). Temperatures will get cold tonight, with lower 20s across much of central Alabama. Upper teens are possible in a few spots near Hamilton, Cullman and Gadsden.

We’ll start a slow warming trend on Friday, with a good dose of sun. Highs will reach the upper 40s in most spots, with a light north breeze. Skies remain mostly sunny through Saturday, with a high near 60. We’ll start off Saturday morning in the upper 20s. With an increase in clouds on Sunday, there’s a decent chance we’ll remain in the 50s all day. A few showers will become possible Sunday afternoon and evening. We’ll deal with a rather low risk of occasional showers on Monday and Tuesday. Highs will warm into the 60s Monday through Wednesday, with lower 70s possible on Thursday!

Don’t forget to set your clock ahead one hour before you go to bed Saturday night. We enter daylight saving time in the predawn hours of Sunday morning.

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Wintry Mix Has Ended for Most Areas Now… Thursday Radar Update – 3:15pm #alwx

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At 3:15pm, the news is good for most areas, as the wintry mix is rapidly coming to an end. At this hour, there is still a light mix of flurries, sleet, rain and freezing rain generally along a line from Butler to Clanton to Talladega. These areas will go dry in the next hour or so, as dry weather takes over the entire state. While you may see a light wintry mix in areas south of I-59 for a short period of time, I don’t expect any accumulations or major travel issues in that zone.

Roads are still icy in spots over northwest Alabama, well northwest of I-59 near Hamilton, Haleyville and Cullman. I haven’t heard of any major traffic issues along I-59, as most roads are just wet. There could be some icy bridges near and along I-59, but major icing isn’t expected. Temperatures are generally in the lower 30s along and south of I-59, but the main problems are happening where temperatures are well down in the 20s, such as the HWY 278 corridor (Hamilton to Cullman).

Temperatures will get cold tonight, with lows well down in the lower 20s for much of the area…

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Current Winter Weather Issues… Wintry Mix Ending Quickly… Thursday Update 1:45pm #alwx

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At 1:45pm Thursday, the back edge of the wintry mix has reached Tuscaloosa and is about to end in Birmingham and Gadsden. Roughly everyone along and north of I-59 will be out of the woods in terms of falling wintry weather shortly after 2pm. There are some road issues out there near and northwest of I-59, so use extreme caution if you go out on the roadways. The good news… I haven’t heard of any major road issues in areas near Livingston, Tuscaloosa, Birmingham, Gadsden, and Anniston. Roads are still icy in areas near Vernon, Fayette, Jasper, Cullman, Hamilton and Haleyville, so please aviod travel in those areas through Friday morning.

The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for Sumter, Marengo, Greene, Hale, Perry, Bibb, Chilton, Shelby, Talladega, St. Clair, Etowah, Calhoun and Clay County until 6pm this evening. Some light freezing drizzle and sleet will be possible in these areas. At this time, I don’t see these areas getting any major icing issues, as the precip gradually slacks up and fades away. Light precip in areas south of I-59 should diminish over the next couple of hours, as the best uplift and moisture moves out of the area…

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Snow/Sleet/Freezing Rain Along I-59… Ending Soon… Thursday Update – 12:45pm #alwx

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We’ve got a batch of heavy freezing rain/sleet and snow mixture roughly near and along I-59 from Livingston to Tuscaloosa to Birmingham to Gadsden. This band is moving east at 20mph and should be south of the Tuscaloosa and Birmingham metros by 2pm. Dry air will quickly take over as we head into the mid afternoon hours. Anyone near and north of I-59 is currently below freezing, and bridge icing is a concern, even for Tuscaloosa, Birmingham and Gadsden. Stay off the roads if you are in the areas dealing with wintry weather.

Roads should improve later this afternoon along I-59 from Livingston to Tuscaloosa to Birmingham to Gadsden, as temperature warm back above freezing after the precip ends. Roads will remain in bad shape through tonight for areas over northern Alabama, near Fayette, Jasper, Hamilton, Vernon and Cullman.

This should be all rain once you get south of Moundville and Clanton….

Travel is still in bad shape across north Alabama, as many roads are iced over around Fayette, Hamilton, Vernon, Cullman and Jasper. Roads in that part of the state will remain bad through Friday morning.

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Wintry Mix Along I-59… Ending Soon… Thursday Update – 12:15pm #alwx

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At 12:15pm, we’ve got a batch of moderate to heavy sleet, with some snow mixed in lined up from Aliceville to Northport to Birmingham. This band is tracking southeast and won’t last very long in one spot. If the precip is intense enough, it may whiten the ground before coming to an end. For the Tuscaloosa and Birmingham metros, the sleet/snow mix should end by 2pm, as dry air takes over. Temperatures have dropped below freezing in Tuscaloosa and Birmingham, so stay off the roads. Bridges are the most likely to ice over, rather than normal road surfaces.

The wintry weather has ended for northwest Alabama, but roads are in bad shape for areas near Fayette, Vernon, Jasper, Hamilton and Cullman. Roads there will likely remain in bad shape through noon on Friday.

This should be all rain once you get south of Moundville and Clanton….

Travel is still in bad shape across north Alabama, as many roads are iced over around Fayette, Hamilton, Vernon, Cullman and Jasper. Roads in that part of the state will remain bad through Friday morning.

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Sleet/Light Snow Flakes Falling along I-59… Thursday Update – 11:45am #alwx

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At noon, rain is changing to a sleet/light snow mix along I-59 from Livingston to Tuscaloosa to Birmingham and points north. We’re watching a band of heavier precip over east Mississippi, but radar trends show this activity weakening as it moves into the area. Tuscaloosa and Birmingham could get a burst of sleet/snow before coming to an end after 2pm. Please avoid travel along and northwest of I-59 (Livingston to Tuscaloosa To Birmingham), as some bridges may become icy. We’ve been watching the freeze line all morning, now the line is getting a southward push and is impacting the I-59 corridor. Major accumulations are not expected in the Tuscaloosa and Birmingham areas, but there may be just enough to get the ground white in spots, especially north of the cities.

This should be all rain once you get south of Moundville and Clanton….

Travel is still in bad shape across north Alabama, as many roads are iced over around Fayette, Hamilton, Vernon, Cullman and Jasper. Roads in that part of the state will remain bad through Friday morning.

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Freeze Line Nearing I-59… Wintry Weather for Some… Rain for Others…. Thursday Update – 11am #alwx

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Good Thursday morning! At 11am, the freeze line has started to shift southward again, and is now nearing I-59 (Livingston, Tuscaloosa, Birmingham, Gadsden). The main issues today have been and will continue to be well northwest of I-59, where temperatures are in the 20s. The last little batch of precip moving into west Alabama is producing sleet, freezing rain and very light snow flakes. Temperatures along I-59 are still above freezing at 11am, so travel issues are unlikely, unless the temperature can drop below 32 degrees. At that point, bridges could become a little icy. To the north of I-59, in areas near Reform, Vernon, Fayette, Jasper, Cullman and Hamilton, it’s a different story. Roads are in bad shape, and will likely remain icy through tonight. Avoid travel in that part of the state through tonight. Sleet accumulations along HWY 278 have reached 1 inch in some areas… I haven’t heard of many issues with power outages over northwest Alabama at this time.

Snow and sleet accumulations are unlikely along I-59, but don’t be shocked if you see a little wintry mix through noon before ending during the early afternoon. There could be a burst of sleet, which could temporarily dust the ground in some areas near Tuscaloosa and Birmingham, but I don’t expect the amounts like northwest Alabama picked up this morning.

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