UPDATE: Winter Storm Warning now in effect Tuesday from midnight to noon

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HUNTSVILLE – The U.S. National Weather Service in Huntsville has upgraded the Winter Storm Watch for the Cullman area to a Winter Storm Warning. The warning is in effect from midnight to noon on Tuesday.

A strong cold front will move eastward through the region late tonight into Tuesday morning. Rainfall overspreading the region along and just ahead of the front will quickly changeover to snow from west to east in the wake of the frontal passage. With much colder air spreading into the region, snowfall accumulations around 2 to 2.5 inches are possible. The snow is expected to taper off across extreme northeast Alabama by late Tuesday morning.

Counties affected: Lauderdale-Colbert-Franklin AL-Lawrence-Limestone-Madison-Morgan- Marshall-Jackson-DeKalb-Cullman-Moore-Lincoln-Franklin TN.

* WHAT…Moderate to occasionally heavy snow expected. Total snow accumulations around 2 to 2.5 inches expected.

* WHERE…Portions of north central, northeast and northwest Alabama and southern middle Tennessee.

* WHEN…From midnight tonight to noon CST Tuesday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Travel could be very difficult. The hazardous conditions could impact the morning commute.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… A Winter Storm Warning for snow means severe winter weather conditions will make travel very hazardous or impossible. If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency.

For more information from the National Weather Service visit http://weather.gov/hun