Alabamians brace for yet another Polar Blast

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HUNTSVILLE – A low pressure system in the Gulf will combine with an upper level system to bring a good chance of snow to the area Monday night. A little sleet may mix in with the snow mainly in areas south of the Tennessee River. Currently about two to four inches of snow are forecast for the area for Monday night into Tuesday morning. A Winter Storm Watch has been posted for the period, running from Monday at 6 p.m. CST until noon Tuesday. Keep abreast of the latest information regarding this developing winter weather situation.

 

7-Day Forecast

 

Monday – A chance of rain before 9am, then a chance of rain and snow. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 43. North wind around 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. Little or no snow accumulation expected.

 

Monday Night – Sleet, possibly mixed with snow. Low around 27. North wind 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New snow and sleet accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.

 

Tuesday – Snow likely before noon, then a chance of rain. Cloudy, with a high near 37. Northeast wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

 

Tuesday Night – Snow likely before midnight, then a chance of snow and freezing rain. Cloudy, with a low around 30. East wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

 

Wednesday – A chance of snow and freezing rain before noon, then a chance of rain, snow, and sleet. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 38. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

 

Wednesday Night – A 20 percent chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 27.

 

Thursday – Mostly sunny, with a high near 50.

 

Thursday Night – Partly cloudy, with a low around 32.

 

Friday – Partly sunny, with a high near 51.

 

Friday Night – Mostly cloudy, with a low around 32.

 

Saturday – Partly sunny, with a high near 55.

 

Saturday Night – A 20 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 38.

 

Sunday – Mostly sunny, with a high near 57.

 

 

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR NORTH ALABAMA AND PORTIONS OF SOUTHERN MIDDLE TENNESSEE.

 

.DAY ONE…OVERNIGHT…

 

 

AS COLDER AIR FILTERS ACROSS THE TENNESSEE VALLEY OVERNIGHT…THERE

WILL BE A SLIGHT CHANCE OF LIGHT PATCHY DRIZZLE OR FREEZING DRIZZLE.

THE BEST CHANCE OF LIGHT FREEZING DRIZZLE WILL BE OVER NORTHWEST

ALABAMA AND SOUTHERN MIDDLE TENNESSEE. NO ICE ACCUMULATIONS ARE

EXPECTED.

 

 

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN…MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY…

 

 

CONFIDENCE IS INCREASING IN ACCUMULATING SNOWFALL ACROSS MUCH OF

THE TENNESSEE VALLEY FROM MONDAY NIGHT THROUGH MIDDAY TUESDAY AS

A ROBUST STORM SYSTEM AFFECTS THE AREA. A WINTER STORM WATCH IS

NOW IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM MONDAY THROUGH NOON TUESDAY. SNOWFALL

TOTALS OF TWO TO FOUR INCHES ARE POSSIBLE SOUTH OF THE TENNESSEE

RIVER…WITH TOTALS OF ONE TO THREE INCHES POSSIBLE NORTH OF THE

TENNESSEE RIVER.

 

 

A FEW DETAILS ARE STILL IN QUESTION REGARDING THIS UNFOLDING

WINTER WEATHER SITUATION…SO STAY TUNED FOR FURTHER ADJUSTMENTS

TO THE FORECAST.

 

 

.SPOTTER CALL TO ACTION STATEMENT…

ACTIVATION OF STORM SPOTTERS AND EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT PERSONNEL

IS BECOMING MORE LIKELY MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY. TIMELY REPORTS

OF SNOWFALL WILL BE GREATLY APPRECIATED AS WELL.

 

 

WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY EVENING THROUGH TUESDAY MORNING

 

* TIMING AND AREAS AFFECTED…FROM 6 PM MONDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH NOON TUESDAY FOR NORTHERN ALABAMA AND SOUTHERN MIDDLE TENNESSEE.

* SNOW/SLEET ACCUMULATIONS…STORM TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATION BETWEEN 2 TO 4 INCHES IN NORTH ALABAMA AND AROUND 2 INCHES IN SOUTHERN MIDDLE TENNESSEE…WITH SLEET AMOUNTS LESS THAN ONE HALF INCH MAINLY FOR AREAS SOUTH OF THE TENNESSEE RIVER

* IMPACTS…SIGNIFICANT WINTRY PRECIPITATION WILL LIKELY IMPACT TRAVEL ACROSS NORTH ALABAMA AND SOUTHERN MIDDLE TENNESSEE FROM MONDAY EVENING INTO TUESDAY.

 

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS

 

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

 

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