We wanted to share some late night thoughts on the current weather situation across Alabama. A winter weather advisory continues across Tuscaloosa and Jefferson counties and points north through 9 AM. So far the heaviest bursts of snow have been along the highway 278 corridor and points north. Most of the snow so far has been west of I-65. The included pic showed a nice coating of snow on grassy surfaces in Cullman County along County Road 222 in Brushy Pond. During the heavier bursts of snow we’ve seen some accumulations in grassy areas and on some rooftops. Our BAMS model has done a pretty good job with the setup so far. Snowflakes mixing in with rain has been reported as far south as Hoover tonight.
As we glance at the latest radar image (below) you will notice another wave of precipitation wrapping into the upper air storm over the region. As this shield of precipitation wraps into West Alabama through the early morning hours, more snow will be possible. The good news is that surface temperatures remain above freezing across our area, with the coldest temperatures of 37 reported at 11 PM in Birmingham and Calera. Therefore, we don’t anticipate icy travel. We will continue to monitor the thermometer closely through the early morning. Temperatures could approach freezing in some of the high terrain to the north and this could cause a few slick spots but this should be north of our coverage area.
In my opinion there is nothing worse than a cold rain and this is making for some dreary conditions tonight. The light precipitation is allowing a cold rain to continue falling in many areas along the I-20 corridor. This event will keep the roads plenty wet for the early morning drive. If you missed some of the snow coverage from our news tonight we have some additional viewer pics at share.myfoxal.com. Also feel free to share your pictures by sending them to firstname.lastname@example.org. We also have numerous webcams available at myfoxstorm.com just click webcams. Stay tuned!
Fox 6 Meteorologist