For now it is quiet in Alabama. Some sleet and rain is being reported over West Alabama. Ron Hughes reports rain/sleet mix at Coker northwest of Tuscaloosa. Just saw a report of sleep in the UA campus in Tuscaloosa. It will be changing to snow shortly.
From Jason Simpson: snow at Central west of Florence. Flurries at Cherokee. Moderate sleet was reported in downtown Florence.
Watching upstream as our upper level low brings snow to Mississippi.
It is important to look at these upstream reports to see what we can expect when the snow gets into Alabama.
Here is the Jackson radar with some snow reports form Mississippi superimposed.
Visibility down to 1/2 mile at the Golden Triangle Regional Airport between Columbus and Starkville, so snow is really coming down.
It will be like that when the heavier snow gets into Alabama. It will really come down fast.
…7:31: Highway 15 getting bad north of Newton to Decatur with a wreck caused by the iciness. That’s along I-20 between Jackson and Meridian.
…Roads in Lauderdale County MS are starting to get icy according to a report to the NWS Jackson.
…There is snow on the ground in Tallulah LA (Right across the River from Vickbsurg MS).
…Sanding bridges in Brookhaven MS (south of Jackson on I-55). Bridges slushy and slick, but passable.
…Visibility 1/2 mile in Starkville with moderate snow at 7:43.
These reports are indicative of what we are going to have when the snow starts in North and Central Alabama. Areas where heavier snow falls will accumulate on bridges and overpasses which will become slushy. If you drive in those conditions, you will have to use extra caution.
Interestingly, the clearing line is right on the tail of the snow. The sun has already come out in Brookhaven and Vicksburg!
This is the scene in North Grenada MS early this morning according to WTVA viewer Morgan Lewis on Twitter.