Winter weather threats for Tuesday evening into Wednesday (1-16 & 17 -2018)….

Issued at 10:30 a.m. on 1/15/2018 – Below is the latest information from the NWS office in Birmingham on the snow potential and very cold temperatures for late Tuesday into Wednesday. This forecast will have to be watched closely for impacts in central Alabama. The potential for light snow exists across the entire forecast area Tuesday through early on Wednesday with the best chance for light to moderate snowfall roughly along and northwest of a line from Demopolis to Clanton to Wedowee.

Below you will find the latest Hazardous Weather Outlook along with a graphic issued by the NWS office in Birmingham that outlines the potential impacts we may see along with the forecast timing of this event. For Elmore County this will be an overnight event Tuesday night into Wednesday morning. Travel conditions and very cold temperatures are the primary concerns and travel impacts will have to be evaluated early Wednesday.

A Hard Freeze Watch is in effect for Elmore County from Tuesday evening through Wednesday morning. Temperatures are forecast to drop below freezing Tuesday evening and drop into the mid-teens Wednesday morning and not rise above freezing until around lunch time on Wednesday. The high Wednesday will be in the mid-30’s and the low Thursday morning will be back into the teens. Remember to check on the people, pets, pipes and plants that you need to.


Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Birmingham AL
500 AM CST Mon Jan 15 2018

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500 AM CST Mon Jan 15 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…Tuesday through Sunday.

An Arctic cold front is expected to bring light to moderate snow to
most of the forecast area on Tuesday and Tuesday night. The best
chance for accumulating snow currently appears to be along and north
of a line from Demopolis to Clanton to Wedowee. Snow amounts are
forecast to remain under 2 inches, but temperatures in the 20s as the
snow occurs could lead to significant impacts to travel. Areas
farther south and east could also see accumulating snowfall, but
confidence is low.

The cold air mass will result in temperatures falling into the teens
Wednesday and Thursday mornings. Wind chill values are forecast to
range from zero degrees in the North to the teens in the South late
Tuesday night and into Wednesday morning.


Activation of storm spotters and emergency management may be
required Tuesday through early Wednesday morning.