The threat for minor snow accumulation has increased. Because of potential Travel Hazards a Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for much of the area. Even a small amount of snow could create a significant impact on travel due to cold temperatures.
...SNOW MAY BRING SIGNIFICANT IMPACTS TO MUCH OF CENTRAL ALABAMA TUESDAY MORNING THROUGH EARLY WEDNESDAY MORNING...
An Arctic cold front will enter Northwest Alabama Tuesday morning and move southeastward across Central Alabama Tuesday afternoon into Tuesday night. This front should have enough moisture and lift to generate a band of light to moderate snow, which could potentially affect all of our forecast area. We will need to watch and see if a second band can develop across the southern third of the area during the evening and provide a higher total down there as well. Though snowfall amounts are expected to remain less than 2 inches, impacts to travel could be significant due to temperatures falling into the 20s as the snow occurs.
POTENTIAL ACCUMULATION: Snow expected. Plan on slippery road conditions, especially during the evening commute on Tuesday. Total snow accumulations of one quarter to one half inches are expected, with locally higher totals of up to one inch. TIMING: The greatest threat for snow here in central Alabama begins Tuesday evening and continues into the overnight hours. The Winter Weather Advisory continues until 6AM Wednesday. I'll have much more for you in a complete Video Update for you tomorrow morning. Stay weather aware. Please make sure you have our Weather App on your phone and/or tablet. Just search: Rich Thomas Weather.