Slight snow potential in the forecast for Tuesday, 1-16-2018, for central Alabama….

Issued at 12:45 p.m. on 1/14/2018 – Below is the latest information from the NWS office in Birmingham on the snow potential for late Tuesday. This forecast will have to be watched closely for impacts in central Alabama as the greater impacts are forecast for the northern half of the state. Below you will find the latest Hazardous Weather Outlook along with a graphic issued by the NWS office in Birmingham.

According to the NWS, though much uncertainty remains in the forecast, the potential for snow exists across the entire forecast area Tuesday through early on Wednesday with the best chance for snowfall roughly along and northwest of a line from Demopolis to Jemison to Ashland to Ranburne. Accumulations are currently expected the be less than an inch overall but forecast amounts may increase in future forecasts. Due to very cold temperatures moving into the area on Tuesday, significant impacts may result despite relatively light snow amounts.


Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Birmingham AL
557 AM CST Sun Jan 14 2018

Cleburne-Pickens-Tuscaloosa-Jefferson-Shelby-St. Clair-Talladega-
557 AM CST Sun Jan 14 2018

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for the counties served by the
National Weather Service office in Birmingham.

.DAY ONE…Outlook Through Tonight.

No hazardous weather is expected at this time.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN…Monday through Saturday.

A cold front will bring a new surge of arctic air on Tuesday, along
with a chance of snow along and behind the front. Although
uncertainty exists on most likely areas for snowfall, accumulations
are expected to be less than one inch. The cold air mass will result
in temperatures falling into the teens Wednesday and Thursday
mornings. Wind chill values are forecast to reach the single digits
late Tuesday night and into Wednesday morning.


Activation of storm spotters and emergency management may be
required on Tuesday.