There have been patches of flurries across the area all morning long, with heavier snow inching ever so closer to the Tennessee Valley. Many, especially in the higher terrain of northeast Alabama and southern middle Tennessee woke up to a very light dusting of snow on rooftops, cars, trees and even the ground. The highest reported snowfall total so far is from Winchester, TN with a reported one inch of snow last night.
Within the past hour, Huntsville has seen a few peeks of sunshine, but an overcast sky will persist throughout the day. It will be another cold day with temperatures not warming much above what current temperatures are as of 10:00 am. Highs at best will warm into the upper 30s. Huntsville’s 10:00 am temperature observation is warmer than surrounding communities due to the little bit of sunshine within the past hour.
With a northwest wind between 5-15 mph, it feels for most like temperatures are in the 20s.
We’ve been monitoring closely a band of snow showers dropping generally south-southeast from Kentucky into north Tennessee and the Nashville area. Radar trends over the past hour has showed the snow beginning to dissipate some, with newer batches of snow developing along the Mississippi River in west Tennessee and right around the Paducah, Kentucky area. Expect snow flurries and light snow showers to increase this afternoon, if the bands hold together, as they approach southern middle Tennessee and North Alabama.
Due to ground temperatures above freezing, only very light accumulations, if any, are expected. Grassy areas and elevated and metallic surfaces will have the best chance for light accumulations. The higher elevations of northeast Alabama and southern middle Tennessee will have the best chance for accumulations, with some potentially receiving another 1/2-1″ of snow on top of last night’s dusting.
Snow showers and flurries will gradually clear tonight, with clouds slowly exiting the Tennessee Valley as well. Due to clearing overnight, temperatures will be colder Sunday morning, mainly cooling into the low to mid 20s. Sunshine returns Sunday, though it will be deceiving, with highs only warming into the low to mid 40s.
- Jennifer Watson
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