The National Weather Service in Huntsville has issued a *WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY* for all the Tennessee Valley for Thursday. Here is the look at the text:

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HUNTSVILLE AL
WED JAN 5 2022

LAUDERDALE-COLBERT-FRANKLIN AL-LAWRENCE-LIMESTONE-MADISON-MORGAN-
MARSHALL-JACKSON-DEKALB-CULLMAN-MOORE-LINCOLN-FRANKLIN TN-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF FLORENCE, MUSCLE SHOALS, SHEFFIELD, 
TUSCUMBIA, RUSSELLVILLE, RED BAY, MOULTON, TOWN CREEK, ATHENS, 
HUNTSVILLE, DECATUR, ALBERTVILLE, BOAZ, GUNTERSVILLE, ARAB, 
SCOTTSBORO, FORT PAYNE, RAINSVILLE, CULLMAN, LYNCHBURG, 
FAYETTEVILLE, WINCHESTER, SEWANEE, DECHERD, ESTILL SPRINGS, 
AND COWAN

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 4 AM TO 6 PM CST
THURSDAY...

* WHAT: MIXED PRECIPITATION EXPECTED. TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF
  UP TO ONE INCH WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS POSSIBLE AND ICE 
  ACCUMULATIONS OF AROUND ONE TENTH OF AN INCH.

* WHERE: PORTIONS OF NORTH CENTRAL, NORTHEAST AND NORTHWEST 
  ALABAMA AND SOUTHERN MIDDLE TENNESSEE.

* WHEN: FROM 4 AM TO 6 PM CST THURSDAY.

* IMPACTS: PLAN ON SLIPPERY ROAD CONDITIONS. THE HAZARDOUS 
  CONDITIONS COULD IMPACT THE MORNING OR EVENING COMMUTE.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS: DANGEROUS COLD WILL SETTLE IN THURSDAY
  NIGHT AFTER THE RAIN ENDS. ANY WATER ON ROADS WILL LIKELY FREEZE
  AND BECOME ICE. THERE IS A HIGH AMOUNT OF FORECAST UNCERTAINTY,
  AND SNOW AND ICE TOTALS MAY FLUCTUATE IN FUTURE UPDATES. PLEASE
  CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE FORECAST.

Moisture moves in across the Tennessee Valley around daybreak on Thursday. We will see a wintry mix including snow for parts of the Tennessee Valley. Bridges and overpasses could be hazardous through the day and into the evening. With temperatures dropping into the teens Friday morning, slick spots are likely through the morning commute Friday.

For anyone traveling into Tennessee toward Nashville, there could be 2-3″ of snow in the forecast and roads are likely to be more hazardous.

Stay tuned for further updates!

Ben Smith