Alabama Governor, Robert Bentley, has issued a State of Emergency Proclamation for the wintry weather system that is moving through our state tomorrow. As we have stated previously the freezing rain, ice and snow is expected to stay North of Elmore County.
Just a quick update for you all on the winter weather potential for tomorrow. According to the forecast by the NWS Office in Birmingham, the snow and wintry precipitation is going to stay to our north. At this point all precipitation for Elmore County is forecasted to be rain. Below are a couple of graphics from the NWS Office that do show the type of precipitation, timing and forecasted amounts of precipitation.
Again, there is some uncertainty with regards to the forecast when talking about wintry weather, so check the weather forecast to make sure that nothing significant has changed. Should we have any significant changes in the forecast we will send out another informational package.
The latest information from the National Weather Service Office in Birmingham: There is some uncertainty as always with regards to the type of precipitation and exact timing of the precipitation. Below you will find 3 graphics and a brief narrative for each provided by the NWS. We will be monitoring the weather very closely and will send out additional updates as needed.
Please do not hesitate to contact us at 334-567-6451 if you have any questions or if you need any additional information.
As we move into the overnight hours, moisture increases. Most areas except maybe the far northern fringes of counties are likely to start as rain, but transition to a wintry mix, including the possibility of freezing rain as surface temperatures drop. The area denoted in blue will have a wintry mix possible the earliest in the evening hours. the area in pink on the graphic will take a little longer for a possible transition and may take until after midnight. Areas in green, or generally south of a Demopolis to Wedowee line, should see only rain chances overnight. Travel may become hazardous anywhere in the blue or pink with some minor accumulations possible.
By Tuesday morning, in the 6am to 9am timeframe, we should start to see the area of precipitation shift to the east bringing precipitation chances to an end north of a Millport to Jasper line. South and east of there, but generally north of a Selma to Roanoke line, there will be a small lingering threat for freezing rain and travel may still be hazardous anywhere in the pink area until temperatures can warm to above freezing and with precipitation also coming to an end. Across the southeast, (in green), rain chances are expected to decrease and end by midday.
Much uncertainty exists and confidence is on the low side, but it does look like there are chances for wintry precipitation to return yet again on Wednesday. This next wave will bring an opportunity for a rain and snow mix at times, across the northwestern half of Central Alabama on Wednesday during the day and into the evening before the system exits. Some accumulations cannot be ruled out.