Valleywx.com: This weather is more insane than March Madness

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Most of the time when we talk about March Madness, it’s about basketball. Buzzer beaters and the #12 seed making a run to the Sweet Sixteen. Well, this time it’s all about the weather. In the month of March, all bets are off. We can literally get anything and this week could live up to it. Here is what is possible over the next five days:

  • Thunderstorms
  • Highs Around 70°
  • Lows In the Teens & 20s
  • Snow, Sleet, and Freezing Rain

Yes, we could see it all. Let’s go in chronological order. First, we have the warmest air in the forecast since the first week of December. Tuesday’s highs reach the upper 60s to lower 70s. There will be showers and storms in the area. Thankfully, severe weather isn’t expected. The Storm Prediction Center has us in the *marginal* category.

 

Temps

 

SPC

*Severe Weather Not Expected*

 

Locally heavy rain is possible with totals over two inches in the Tennessee Valley. Some of this will be in the form of frozen precipitation. Scroll down for details on that. March is the second wettest month in Huntsville averaging 5.21″. It ranks only behind December with 5.77″.

 

Rain

 

Now to the chance of more wintry weather. Going from lower 70s to 20s seems impossible, but that’s what’s in the forecast later this week. Expect rain to change to freezing rain, sleet, then snow Wednesday night into early Thursday. Very cold arctic air takes over the area and with leftover moisture, it sets the stage for another round of school closings, hazardous roads, and messy conditions. We will still fine tune this forecast, but expect another round of wintry weather for the Tennessee Valley  later this week.

  • Wednesday Night Into Early Thursday
  • Freezing Rain, Sleet, Then Snow
  • After midnight Wednesday Night Into Thursday Morning Before Noon
  • Accumulations Still Up In the Air – 1 to 2 inches of snow & ice
  • Check Back For Updates

 

Wednesday Night