Forecasting any type of winter weather in Alabama is hard because of various conditions that play a role in its development. We are currently monitoring the potential for some complex winter weather scenarios for Thursday and Friday.

The National Weather Service in Birmingham notes that a “cold front will produce showers and a thunderstorm or two as it passes through the area Wednesday afternoon through Thursday morning.”

What:

Rain briefly transitions to freezing rain.

Where:

Northwest Central AL.

When:

Late Wednesday night into Thursday morning.

Impacts:

A light glaze will be possible, especially for elevated surfaces.

Thursday Current Outlook

James Spann, ABC 33/40, and Townsquare Media Tuscaloosa Chief Meteorologist said that for “Thursday, some light freezing rain or drizzle will be possible during the morning hours over North Alabama as temperatures drop below freezing before the rain ends. Highest chance of bridge icing early Thursday is north of I-20. Probably not a widespread, major issue, but still one to be aware of.”

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Friday Current Outlook

Spann commented that on “Friday, a wave of low-pressure forms on the front in the northern Gulf. This could bring some freezing rain to parts of South Alabama during the morning, and some snow to the northern counties, especially Northeast Alabama, later in the day and Friday night. It is still too early to be specific on any potential impact Friday/Friday night.”

Forecast Clarity

Over the next 24-48 hours we will receive further clarity on these possible weather systems. Townsquare Media will continue to monitor this probable weather situation and post updates as necessary.

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