Hope you enjoyed this slightly warmer end to the weekend. Clouds are going to thin a bit overnight and we will start off your Monday in the low to mid 30s. It’s going to be fairly warm on Monday afternoon and in the upper 50s, low 60s. Warm air is ahead of a very strong cold front that will enter our area overnight into Tuesday.
WINTER STORM WATCH: North and Central Alabama are under a Winter Storm Watch for midnight on Tuesday to noon.
SNOW POTENTIAL: A very cold air mass will diving south from the Plains and Midwest early next week. This will bring us a strong cold front. As the front moves through, temperatures will be falling rapidly and this will likely change over the rain late Tuesday night into snow throughout the morning hours. Temperatures overnight Monday will be in upper 40s, so precipitation should start out as rain and start to transition over to snow as our temperatures fall to around freezing by 6 a.m.
TIMING: Snow could start falling around 2 a.m. in the northwest corner of the state including Marion and Winston Counties. Throughout the Birmingham metro, we should see the changeover by around 6 a.m. and then all the wet/winter weather will be gone by noon.
IMPACTS: The highest snowfall accumulations (up to around 2 inches) are likely along and north of Interstate 20. The farther south you travel, the snowfall accumulations are likely to be much lower, if seeing any winter weather at all. Temperatures are going to be falling rapidly Tuesday and this may cause serious travel issues as whatever does fall could freeze over. Since our temperatures will be warm on Monday, road conditions should be fine overnight into early Tuesday. But, quickly deteriorating throughout the day as road temperatures steadily fall. We will see our temperatures fall into the 20s overnight into Wednesday. Our winds aren’t going to be too breezy either. This will only hurt road conditions for Wednesday morning. MAKE SURE YOU STAY WEATHER AWARE and be prepared to not want to get out on the roads late Tuesday afternoon into Wednesday.
For the rest of the week, we will clear out and cool down. Temperatures could dip into the teens on Thursday morning.
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