TENNESSEE VALLEY – A cold rain continues this morning behind the cold front that moved across the region yesterday and last night. The front has currently stalled out and is draped across north Georgia, southwest into southeast Alabama. Blustery conditions continue behind the front has a much colder arctic air mass continues to move into the area. Temperatures dropped quickly last night behind the front and have remained steady or have slightly cooled a few degrees since sunrise. Due to the overcast sky and moisture, many locations may not even reach the 40s later today. Expect temperatures to remain the same or cool a degree or two for the rest of today.
The main focus for this discussion is the potential for freezing rain, especially in the Shoals later today, tonight and early tomorrow. The National Weather Service in Huntsville has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for; Lauderdale, Colbert, Franklin, Limestone and Lawrence counties in Northwest Alabama and Lincoln and Moore counties in southern middle Tennessee from 3:00 pm Monday until 9:00 am Tuesday morning, due to the possibility of freezing rain. The National Weather Service in Nashville has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for; Wayne, Lawrence and Giles counties in southern middle Tennessee from 2:00 pm today, until 8:00 am tomorrow, for the potential of freezing rain as well.
This looks to be a marginal event for Northwest Alabama, but with that being said, as we all know a small temperature drop of a few degrees, could create more widespread icing problems and temperatures have underperformed (are colder) than models forecast.
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