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Rain likely Tuesday, turning much colder and a little wintry Tuesday evening!


Here’s what you need to know about the Tuesday’s winter weather potential:

  • It’s not much of a ‘storm.’  We don’t foresee any significant, long-lasting, widespread impacts to travel.
  • few communities in Southern Tennessee and in North Alabama may see enough snow and/or sleet to ‘whiten’ the ground with a dusting or a fraction of an inch of accumulation.
  • Temperatures stay above freezing long enough that most of whatever falls will (1) melt and (2) will have a chance to be dried off by a stiff northwest wind.  For those trouble spots that don’t dry or melt, some icy spots are possible Tuesday night.
  • The sun comes up Wednesday at 6:43 AM.  Anything that isn’t dry or melted by that point will go away quickly with full sun and dry air.

The ‘worst case’ scenario looks something like this: 

Up to 1″ of snow/sleet in scattered areas that causes a slush to develop on a lot of roads.  That’s the ‘worst case,’ but the odds of that happening are low.

Forecasts like these have to consider the range of possibilities because there’s never a 100% correct ‘now’ answer to a future event.  So, in planning for this, plan for business as usual Wednesday morning, but understand that you may need to be a little more careful around areas that are typically wet after a heavy rain or in some of the higher elevations of Northeast Alabama and Southern Tennessee.

Looking for the rest of the forecast? It’s always online at and in the “Daily Forecast” section on Live Alert 19!

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