Winter Storm to Impact North Alabama, South Tennessee through Thursday morning

Weather

Current Winter Weather Alerts:

WINTER STORM WARNING FOR WAYNE, LAWRENCE, AND GILES COUNTIES IN SOUTHERN TENNESSEE UNTIL 6 PM THURSDAY.

Through Thursday Afternoon

Temperatures are “warming” this afternoon into the mid to upper 30s, which will help melt a bit of the wintry precipitation we experienced this week. However, light wintry precipitation continues to move into northwest Alabama, so additional light accumulations are expected.

Thursday night into Friday morning: Beware the Refreeze

Temperatures will climb to the mid to upper 30s on Thursday afternoon, but they will drop again overnight into Friday morning. With so much rainfall and melting snow in the area, it is highly likely that many “roads less traveled” will have issues with black ice and slick spots through the overnight hours.

Travel Impacts

Travel has already been significantly impacted in Huntsville and Decatur, and it may continue to be impossible in parts of Southern Tennessee and Northwest Alabama through early Thursday evening.

After sundown Thursday, assume any moisture on the road will refreeze. While ALDOT is busy treating major roadways, county roads and neighborhood roads will remain treacherous overnight into Friday morning.

Highest impacts will be in the highlighted counties, but particularly in Northwest Alabama and Southern Tennessee. Some spots may be impassable through the first half of the day Thursday.

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