With the exception of extreme southern-middle Tennessee, nearly all wintry precipitation has come to an end across the coverage area. Winds are quickly shifting to the north as the front passes through. Temperatures are quickly falling below 20 degrees causing wind chills to drop into the teens. Wind Chill Advisories are in effect for northern Alabama, Winter Storm Warnings and Winter Weather Advisories remain in effect for central Alabama as they have seen significant amounts of snow in these areas. Current map of hazards:
For the northern half of the state, little to no additional accumulations are expected. Even if there are any, northerly winds will assist in drying any precipitation on roadways. Roads less traveled, along with bridges and overpasses may still have a few slick spots. Caution is still advised in these areas but overall travel should be fine for the northern half of the state.
From Fort Payne south to Cullman, Birmingham, Tuscaloosa, Demopolis, travel conditions are trecherous in some locations as significant snow/freezing rain has fallen. Travel is discouraged unless it is an emergency through the overnight hours. Several EMA offices have declared all roads impassable in some locations. Please refer to the Civil Emergency Messages issues by NWS Birmingham for more information.
STAYING COLD THROUGH WEEKEND
Temperatures struggle to reach the 30 degree mark almost statewide through the weekend. However temperatures will start to rise into the 40’s by Monday.
Have a safe night.