A few notes… we can clearly now see the deformation axis, which will coincide with the band of heavier snow, setting over Central MS… this rotate into North Alabama this afternoon and early tonight. Snow forecast amounts will need to be ramped up a bit in the winter storm warning area. New update out soon, but we might need to mention 2-3 inches for the B’ham metro now.
We also are looking at mentioning snow potential for Tuscaloosa later this afternoon as well. In fact, the NWS is considering expanding the winter storm warning for counties like Pickens, Fayette, Lamar, and Tuscaloosa…
Road conditions will begin to deteriorate over North/East Alabama during the next 3 hours. Initially bridge icing, then black top roads could become snow/ice covered.
Here is HRRR model output valid at 5 p.m.
More shortly, but understand travel conditions will worsen across the northern half of Alabama between now and 3 p.m.
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