Winter Weather Advisory & Winter Storm Watch for Tonight & Tomorrow

The National Weather Service in Birmingham has issued a Winter Weather Advisory and Winter Storm Watch for all of West Alabama.  Details are listed below.

Robert Stevenson
WVUA Weather

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NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BIRMINGHAM AL
316 PM CST SAT FEB 28 2009

…WINTER WEATHER POSSIBLE ACROSS THE AREA LATE TONIGHT AND SUNDAY…

A STRONG UPPER LEVEL LOW WILL DROP SOUTHEAST INTO THE AREA LATE TONIGHT AND ESPECIALLY DURING THE DAY ON SUNDAY. AS THE COLD AIR AND MOISTURE MOVE INTO THE AREA… SNOW IS EXPECTED TO DEVELOP FIRST IN THE NORTHWEST SECTIONS LATER TONIGHT AND POSSIBLY ACROSS THE ENTIRE AREA ON SUNDAY.

WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO 6 AM CST SUNDAY

WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY MORNING THROUGH SUNDAY AFTERNOON…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BIRMINGHAM HAS ISSUED A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR TONIGHT…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO 6 AM CST SUNDAY. A WINTER STORM WATCH HAS ALSO BEEN ISSUED. THIS WINTER STORM WATCH IS IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY MORNING THROUGH SUNDAY AFTERNOON.

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RAIN BECOMING MIXED WITH SNOW IS EXPECTED TO DEVELOP NEAR MIDNIGHT… THEN CHANGE TO ALL SNOW BY MORNING. SNOW ACCUMULATION UP TO ONE INCH WILL BE POSSIBLE… MAINLY ON GRASSY SURFACES… ALTHOUGH SOME ELEVATED ROAD SURFACES COULD BECOME SLICK.

ON SUNDAY AS THE UPPER LOW MOVES THROUGH… SOME SNOW ACCUMULATION WILL BE POSSIBLE ACROSS THE AREA…ALTHOUGH A GREAT DEAL OF UNCERTAINTY AS TO THE AMOUNTS AND LOCATIONS REMAIN AT THIS TIME. AS WE MOVE THROUGH THE OVERNIGHT HOURS… MORE INFORMATION WILL BECOME AVAILABLE.

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

A WINTER STORM WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR SIGNIFICANT SNOW ACCUMULATIONS THAT MAY IMPACT TRAVEL. CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE LATEST FORECASTS.

COUNTIES INCLUDED ARE:  MARION… LAMAR… FAYETTE… WINSTON… WALKER… BLOUNT… PICKENS… TUSCALOOSA… JEFFERSON… SHELBY… BIBB… ETOWAH… CALHOUN… CHEROKEE… CLEBURNE… ST. CLAIR… TALLADEGA… CLAY… RANDOLPH… SUMTER… GREENE… HALE… PERRY… CHILTON… COOSA… TALLAPOOSA… CHAMBERS… MARENGO… DALLAS… AUTAUGA… LOWNDES… ELMORE… MONTGOMERY… MACON… BULLOCK… LEE… RUSSELL… PIKE… BARBOUR.

INCLUDING THE CITIES OF… HAMILTON… SULLIGENT… VERNON… FAYETTE… DOUBLE SPRINGS… JASPER… ONEONTA… CARROLLTON… TUSCALOOSA… BIRMINGHAM… HOOVER… COLUMBIANA… PELHAM… ALABASTER… CENTREVILLE… GADSDEN… ANNISTON… CENTRE… HEFLIN… PELL CITY… MOODY… TALLADEGA… SYLACAUGA… ASHLAND… ROANOKE… LIVINGSTON… EUTAW… GREENSBORO… MOUNDVILLE… MARION… CLANTON… ROCKFORD… ALEXANDER CITY… DADEVILLE… VALLEY… LANETT… LAFAYETTE… DEMOPOLIS… LINDEN… SELMA… PRATTVILLE… FORT DEPOSIT… HAYNEVILLE… WETUMPKA… TALLASSEE… MONTGOMERY… TUSKEGEE… UNION SPRINGS… AUBURN… OPELIKA… PHENIX CITY… TROY… EUFAULA.

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