(Updated) Latest on area’s Winter Storm Warning

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Updated 2-14-21 10:08 p.m.

Here’s the latest on the Winter Storm Warning issued by the National Weather Service in Huntsville:

Counties included: Lauderdale, Colbert, Franklin AL, Lawrence, Limestone, Madison, Morgan, Cullman, Moore TN, Lincoln TN, and Franklin TN- including the cities of Florence, Muscle Shoals, Sheffield, Tuscumbia, Russellville, Red Bay, Moulton, Town Creek, Athens, Huntsville, Decatur, Cullman, Lynchburg, Fayetteville, Winchester, Sewanee, Decherd, Estill Springs and Cowan

…WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT NOW UNTIL 6 AM CST TUESDAY…

* WHAT…Heavy mixed precipitation. Additional snow accumulations of up to one inch and ice accumulations of one tenth to one half of an inch.

* IMPACTS…Power outages and tree damage are likely due to the ice. Travel could be nearly impossible.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Power outages will be likely due to the expected ice accumulations, which in some rural areas could last for a few days. The combination of bitter cold temperatures Monday night into Tuesday will make conditions particularly hazardous for those that do lose power. Residents should be prepared and have an emergency supply kit ready in event of a long duration power outage. Travel conditions will be very slow to improve on Tuesday into Wednesday, even after the precipitation ends.

If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food, and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency.

Slow down and use caution while traveling. Prepare for possible power outages.


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For the Winter Storm Warning, heavy mixed precipitation expected. Total snow accumulations of up to 3 inches and ice accumulations of up to three tenths of an inch. For the Winter Weather Advisory, freezing rain and drizzle expected. Total  ice accumulations of a light glaze.

Power outages and tree damage are likely due to the ice. Travel could be nearly impossible.

Power outages will be likely due to the expected ice accumulations, which in some rural areas could last for a few days. The combination of bitter cold temperatures Monday night into Tuesday will make conditions particularly hazardous for those that do lose power. Residents should be prepared and have an emergency supply kit ready in event of a long duration power outage. Travel conditions will be very slow to improve on Tuesday into Wednesday, even after the precipitation ends.

If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food, and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency.

Slow down and use caution while traveling. Prepare for possible power outages.