We continue to track a band of precipitation moving northeastward across the state of Alabama. The precipitation type across Marion, Lamar, Walker, northern Cullman and the higher terrain in Blount county has been either freezing rain or sleet or a mixture of both. South, we have only seen reports of just rain.
The freezing line hasn't budged much but could push farther southward into northern Pickens to northern Tuscaloosa to northern Jefferson and Etowah counties by the late morning hours. Higher elevations may see a brief window for freezing rain and or sleet through 3pm before the precipitation exits and fizzles out. Slick spots can't be ruled out farther south on elevated surfaces like bridges and overpasses but most roadways will just be wet.
Here's a look at travel troubles and time frames:
Total freezing rain and sleet accumulations possible:
The best window for freezing rain in parts of Jefferson county and especially higher elevations will be closer to 11AM. A glaze might start to form on elevated surfaces. We may see the precipitation end briefly as sleet which could create slicks spots on elevated surfaces and across the higher terrain.
Here's a look at the current warnings and advisories from the National Weather Service:
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Jill Gilardi Fox 6 Meteorologist