Winter Storm Advisory in Effect for Tuscaloosa County [UPDATED]
The National Weather Service in Birmingham has issued a Winter Storm Advisory for Tuscaloosa County in effect until 6pm Thursday, February 13. Sleet, snow, and freezing rain are likely over the next two days.
Counties shaded in purple are under the Winter Storm Advisory from the NWS which reads as follows:
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BIRMINGHAM HAS ISSUED A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR FREEZING RAIN…SLEET AND SNOW…WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM CST THURSDAY.
* TIMING…WINTRY PRECIPITATION WILL BEGIN ACROSS NORTHERN ALABAMA LATE TONIGHT INTO EARLY WEDNESDAY MORNING AND SPREAD ACROSS A LARGE PORTION OF CENTRAL ALABAMA WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING.
* LOCATION…THE BEST POTENTIAL FOR SNOW ACCUMULATIONS TONIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY NIGHT WILL BE ALONG AND NORTH OF A LINE FROM VERNON…TO SAMANTHA…TO JEMISON…TO DADEVILLE.
* ACCUMULATIONS…FOR TONIGHT INTO WEDNESDAY MORNING FREEZING RAIN WILL BE POSSIBLE ACROSS NORTH CENTRAL ALABAMA. A GLAZE OF ICE WILL BE POSSIBLE MAINLY NORTH OF A LINE FROM MILLPORT…TO CORDOVA…TO GARDENDALE…TO SYLACAUGA…TO LAFAYETTE. ON WEDNESDAY…SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF 1 TO 2 INCHES ARE POSSIBLE NORTH OF A LINE FROM SULLIGENT…TO ALABASTER…TO ALEX CITY.
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…WINTER WEATHER WILL MAKE TRAVEL VERY HAZARDOUS ACROSS MUCH OF NORTH CENTRAL ALABAMA. SPORADIC POWER OUTAGES MAY BE POSSIBLE FOR LOCATIONS THAT RECEIVE THE HIGHEST TOTALS OF FREEZING RAIN.
The counties under a Winter Storm Warning are shaded in pink. A second round of snow, sleet and ice is set to begin later today and continue through Wednesday. North Alabama counties could see an additional 1 to 4 inches in snowfall.
The latest forecast from the National Weather Service in Birmingham is depicted below. Snow, sleet, and freezing rain can create hazardous driving conditions; please use extreme caution when traveling.