Tuscaloosa and West Alabama has been issued a Winter Weather Advisory for Friday (February 20). Due to this weather threat we are receiving notice of schools who have decided to dismiss early today.

SCHOOLS CLOSING EARLY FRIDAY:

Fayette County dismissing at 11:30am
Pickens County dismissing at 12:30pm

Check back for updates.

Below is the update weather map from the National Weather Service Birmingham. The forecast is calling for the potential for light freezing rain, sleet or even snowfall across the area.

NWS

Detailed statement on the NWS advisory:

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON CST TODAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BIRMINGHAM HAS ISSUED A WINTER
WEATHER ADVISORY FOR A MIX OF FREEZING RAIN AND SLEET...WHICH IS IN
EFFECT UNTIL NOON CST TODAY.

* TIMING...THROUGH NOON.

* LOCATION...GENERALLY ALONG AND WEST OF I-65.

* ACCUMULATIONS...UP TO ONE-TENTH OF AN INCH OF SNOW...SLEET AND
FREEZING RAIN.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW...SLEET...OR
FREEZING RAIN WILL CAUSE TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR
SLIPPERY ROADS AND USE CAUTION WHILE DRIVING.