Heavy Rain Tonight… PM Snow Showers on Friday… Thursday Update – 9pm #alwx

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Good Thursday evening! At 9pm, we’ve got a big mess of rain and storms tracking slowly across the state. Most areas will get 1″ – 3″ of rain between what started this evening and what falls through noon Friday. Rain will be heavy at times, so be careful if driving on the roads. The good news… The risk of severe weather we’ve been watching for areas south of Tuscaloosa has ended. Instability never made it far enough north to cause issues, so sleep easy tonight, as we won’t have any severe issues.

Now, the latest on the snow potential for our area midday Friday through Friday night…

Areas near and north of Carrollton to Tuscaloosa to Talladega and points north, there could be enough snow falling to cause some minor accumulation between midday and the overnight hours Friday night. If you live in the shaded area below, there’s a chance you could get a dusting to 1″ in spots. I don’t expect everyone to get snow on the ground, given the nature of the banding and scattered snow showers. Travel issues are not expected during the day tomorrow, as we’ll remain above freezing, however, some slick spots may develop Friday night, as temperatures drop below freezing. The best chance of getting some icy spots Friday night will be to the north of I-20, so be careful if you are planning on driving.

If you live south of Tuscaloosa, you could still see some flurries or snow showers, but the risk of accumulation is really low.

Please keep in mind, this is a tricky upper level low, and forecasting changes are very much possible. At this time, it appears that the best chance of nice snow accumulations will be well to our north and northwest. Any change in the amount of moisture available under the upper level low and changes in the track of the upper level low could mean for a totally different forecast for your area. Below is a general idea of what you could see tomorrow. Again, snow will not stick everywhere…

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Richard Scott
WVUA Chief Meteorologist
rscott@wvua23.com
Twitter: RichardWVUA23
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