The National Weather Service in Huntsville has issued the following:
…WINTER STORM WATCH FROM 6 AM SUNDAY UNTIL 12 AM MONDAY…
- WHAT…Heavy mixed precipitation possible. Total snow accumulations ranging from 0.5-2.0 inches in lower elevations to 2-4 inches in higher terrain. A light glaze of ice resulting from light freezing rain or freezing drizzle will also be possible late Sunday afternoon and evening. Wind gusts in the 30-35 mph range will also be possible at the beginning of the Winter Storm Watch period.
- WHERE…DeKalb and Jackson counties in Alabama along with Franklin, Lincoln, and Moore counties in Tennessee
- WHEN…From 6 am Sunday through 12 am Monday
- IMPACTS…Travel could become very difficult at times Sunday and Sunday evening. Subfreezing temperatures on Monday morning will leat to slick and hazardous conditions for morning commuters
- ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Locally heavier snowfall may evolve across portions of the region, so please stay up to date with the latest forecast information
- PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…Monitor the latest forecasts for updates on this situation
Here are two scenarios for northern Alabama on Sunday:
#1 – Not Much Snow
Low pressure tracks in such a way where we see more rain and less snow. In this scenario, we could get anywhere from a trace to an inch. Some of the higher terrains of northeast Alabama and Southern Middle Tennessee could see a little more.
#2 – Several Inches
Low pressure tracks far south of Huntsville. Cold air and moisture wrap around the low. As temperatures cool throughout the column of the atmosphere, we see a faster transition to snow and several inches. Moderate to heavy snow bands develop.
Download the Live Alert 19 weather app and stay tuned to the Weather Authority for further updates throughout the weekend!
Chief Meteorologist Danielle Dozier, Meteorologist Ben Smith, and Meteorologist Jessica Camuto will have you covered!