Winter Weather Update

We are watching a batch of rain, freezing rain and sleet developing over Mississippi. All of this will slowly overtake the WVUA TV Coverage Area during the overnight hours, but as there is limited moisture in place, the precipitation will be light at first. Much of the area is under a Winter Weather Advisory, which means there is a risk for freezing rain, sleet, and snow. Unlike the last system that moved through here, this one poses a much more serious threat to travel. Now, this will not be a long term winter storm for us, as anything frozen will begin to melt by day break tomorrow morning. Be sure to stay tuned to WVUA for more weather updates.

WVUA TV’s Richard Scott

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Freezing Rain in Starkville, MS

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Here is a picture from Starkville, MS. Ice is already begging to accumulate on vehicles and any elevated surface here and. The temperature here is 28 degrees and light freezing rain continues to fall; this was as of 3:45 p.m.

WVUA TV’S

Richard Scott

Winter Weather Advisory Issued

Weather Outlook The National Weather Service in Birmingham has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for much of West Alabama. Details are below.

…ANOTHER BOUT OF WINTRY PRECIPITATION EXPECTED TONIGHT…

A WINTRY MIXTURE OF FREEZING RAIN… SLEET… AND POSSIBLY SNOW IS ANTICIPATED TONIGHT FOR AREAS GENERALLY ALONG AND NORTH OF INTERSTATE 20. SURFACE TEMPERATURES WILL GRADUALLY WARM OVERNIGHT IN THE IMMEDIATE VICINITY OF INTERSTATE 20… SO SOME PLACES IN THIS AREA WILL EXPERIENCE LIGHT RAIN AS THE PRECIPITATION COMES TO AN END SATURDAY MORNING.

…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING TO 8 AM CST SATURDAY…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BIRMINGHAM HAS ISSUED A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING TO 8 AM CST SATURDAY MORNING.

A WINTRY MIXTURE OF PRECIPITATION WILL SPREAD WEST TO EAST ACROSS NORTH CENTRAL ALABAMA TONIGHT. AREAS WEST OF INTERSTATE 65 WILL EXPERIENCE THE ONSET OF PRECIPITATION MAINLY BETWEEN 6 PM AND 8 PM… WHILE AREAS EAST OF INTERSTATE 65 WILL START MAINLY BETWEEN 8 PM AND 10 PM. ICE ACCUMULATIONS WILL GENERALLY BE AROUND ONE TENTH OF AN INCH AND SLEET ACCUMULATIONS UP TO ONE HALF OF AN INCH ARE POSSIBLE. TEMPERATURES OVERNIGHT WILL HOVER NEAR THE FREEZING MARK. SLICK SPOTS ARE ANTICIPATED ON AREA ROADWAYS… ESPECIALLY ON ELEVATED AND EXPOSED SURFACES SUCH AS BRIDGES…OVERPASSES…TREES… AND POWER LINES. THE PRECIPITATION WILL END SHORTLY AFTER SUNRISE IN THE ADVISORY AREA. TEMPERATURES WILL RISE ABOVE FREEZING BY

SATURDAY AFTERNOON MELTING ANY ICE THAT ACCUMULATES.

THIS IS A RAPIDLY DEVELOPING WINTER WEATHER SITUATION. STAY TUNED TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO OR YOUR LOCAL MEDIA OUTLETS FOR LATER STATEMENTS OR LISTEN FOR A POTENTIAL UPGRADE TO A WARNING.

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW…SLEET…OR FREEZING RAIN WILL CAUSE SOME TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR SLIPPERY ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITIES…AND USE CAUTION WHILE DRIVING.

AFFECTED COUNTIES:

IN ALABAMA: BIBB, BLOUNT, CALHOUN, CHEROKEE, CLAY, CLEBURNE, ETOWAH, FAYETTE, GREENE, HALE, JEFFERSON, LAMAR, MARION, PICKENS, RANDOLPH, SHELBY, ST CLAIR, SUMTER, TALLADEGA, TUSCALOOSA, WALKER, WINSTON.

Robert Stevenson/WVUA Weather

 

Winter Weather Advisory

…ANOTHER BOUT OF WINTRY PRECIPITATION EXPECTED TONIGHT…

.A WINTRY MIXTURE OF FREEZING RAIN…SLEET…AND POSSIBLY SNOW
IS ANTICIPATED TONIGHT FOR AREAS GENERALLY ALONG AND NORTH OF
INTERSTATE 20. SURFACE TEMPERATURES WILL GRADUALLY WARM OVERNIGHT
IN THE IMMEDIATE VICINITY OF INTERSTATE 20…SO SOME PLACES IN
THIS AREA WILL EXPERIENCE LIGHT RAIN AS THE PRECIPITATION COMES TO
AN END SATURDAY MORNING.

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CHEROKEE-CLEBURNE-PICKENS-TUSCALOOSA-JEFFERSON-SHELBY-ST. CLAIR-
TALLADEGA-CLAY-RANDOLPH-SUMTER-GREENE-HALE-BIBB-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…HAMILTON…SULLIGENT…VERNON…
FAYETTE…DOUBLE SPRINGS…JASPER…ONEONTA…GADSDEN…
ANNISTON…CENTRE…HEFLIN…CARROLLTON…TUSCALOOSA…
BIRMINGHAM…HOOVER…COLUMBIANA…PELHAM…ALABASTER…
PELL CITY…MOODY…TALLADEGA…SYLACAUGA…ASHLAND…ROANOKE…
LIVINGSTON…EUTAW…GREENSBORO…MOUNDVILLE…CENTREVILLE
101 PM CST FRI JAN 25 2008

…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING TO
8 AM CST SATURDAY…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BIRMINGHAM HAS ISSUED A WINTER
WEATHER ADVISORY…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING TO
8 AM CST SATURDAY MORNING.

A WINTRY MIXTURE OF PRECIPITATION WILL SPREAD WEST TO EAST ACROSS
NORTH CENTRAL ALABAMA TONIGHT. AREAS WEST OF INTERSTATE 65 WILL
EXPERIENCE THE ONSET OF PRECIPITATION MAINLY BETWEEN 6 PM AND 8
PM…WHILE AREAS EAST OF INTERSTATE 65 WILL START MAINLY BETWEEN
8 PM AND 10 PM. ICE ACCUMULATIONS WILL GENERALLY BE AROUND ONE
TENTH OF AN INCH AND SLEET ACCUMULATIONS UP TO ONE HALF OF AN
INCH ARE POSSIBLE. TEMPERATURES OVERNIGHT WILL HOVER NEAR THE FREEZING
MARK. SLICK SPOTS ARE ANTICIPATED ON AREA ROADWAYS…ESPECIALLY ON
ELEVATED AND EXPOSED SURFACES SUCH AS BRIDGES…OVERPASSES…TREES…
AND POWER LINES. THE PRECIPITATION WILL END SHORTLY AFTER SUNRISE
IN THE ADVISORY AREA. TEMPERATURES WILL RISE ABOVE FREEZING BY
SATURDAY AFTERNOON MELTING ANY ICE THAT ACCUMULATES.

THIS IS A RAPIDLY DEVELOPING WINTER WEATHER SITUATION. STAY TUNED
TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO OR YOUR LOCAL MEDIA OUTLETS FOR LATER
STATEMENTS OR LISTEN FOR A POTENTIAL UPGRADE TO A WARNING.

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW…SLEET…OR
FREEZING RAIN WILL CAUSE SOME TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR
SLIPPERY ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITIES…AND USE CAUTION WHILE
DRIVING.

WVUA TV’s Richard Scott