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Weather Information and Forecasts for the North Alabama Area
: Posted: 8:38 pm
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Category: Winter Weather

Most of the precipitation has shifted east of I-65 at 7:30pm. Freezing rain is still occurring in portions of Madison, Morgan, Cullman counties – elsewhere it is mainly falling as rain (except for higher elevations).
The Winter Weather Advisory was expanded earlier this evening and now includes Lauderdale, Colbert, Franklin, Lawrence, Limestone, Madison, Morgan, and Cullman counties until 9:00am Tuesday.
While light accumulations will be likely on trees, power lines, cars, and other elevated surfaces – travel issues are expected to be relatively isolated. The most troublesome areas will be bridges and overpasses overnight. The best chance for icing will be in the highest elevations and areas west of a line from Huntsville to Cullman (i.e. The Shoals, Athens, Moulton)
Temperatures across the area at 7:00pm include:
37 at Scottsboro, Fort Payne
34 at Muscle Shoals, Courtland, Meridianville
33 at Decatur, Hartselle
32 at Cullman, Florence
30 at Haleyville
Another area of rain/freezing rain is expected to impact North Alabama late tonight and into Tuesday morning which could result in additional ice accumulations, mainly over Northwest Alabama and the Shoals area. Again, accumulations mainly on elevated surfaces such as trees, power lines.
Any freezing rain is expected to change to ALL rain by mid-morning Tuesday. Heaviest precipitation should taper off by Tuesday evening and Tuesday night. A few light showers are still possible on Wednesday before the next system affects the area by Thursday…
ANOTHER WINTRY THREAT THURSDAY?: Another potential for wintry weather will come on Thursday as a strong upper level disturbance moves near the area. The EXACT track of this system will determine exactly who will see what in terms of rain versus snow, as well as accumulation potential. For now, guidance seems to favor accumulations to our north and west over parts of North Mississippi and Tennessee.
HOWEVER, only very small changes in the overall setup could result in major changes in the track of this system. Upper level lows are notoriously difficult to forecast, so this will be something to watch carefully over the next 24-36 hours.

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