How Much Snow Will Tuscaloosa Get Wednesday?
More winter weather threats to start the week around Tuscaloosa and West Alabama. We're under a Winter Weather Advisory tonight. Also active is a Winter Storm Watch for Wednesday, where we could possibly see significant snow accumulation.
Let's begin this update on the immediate concern with the map below showing the timing tonight for possible winter weather.
In the next map is what we could see for frozen precipitation accumulation overnight. The good news, any ice should melt during the day tomorrow.
Look out for what could happen Wednesday, a significant winter storm with accumulating snow. Areas around Tuscaloosa and West Alabama could see up to 4 inches of snow. This would make roads extremely slick and hazardous for travel.
The National Weather Service Birmingham posted this weather update:
URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BIRMINGHAM AL
257 PM CST MON FEB 23 2015
...A WINTRY MIXTURE THROUGH EARLY TUESDAY MORNING AND AGAIN WEDNESDAY...
.AN AREA OF PRECIPITATION WILL MOVE INTO CENTRAL ALABAMA THIS
AFTERNOON...AND WITH COLD AIR IN PLACE...A MIXTURE OF WINTRY
PRECIPITATION WILL BE POSSIBLE. THE POTENTIAL FOR A WINTRY MIX
WILL SLOWLY SPREAD SOUTHEASTWARD DURING THE LATE AFTERNOON AND
EVENING HOURS. AROUND 1 INCH OF SNOW IS EXPECTED GENERALLY ALONG
AND NORTH OF THE HWY 278 CORRIDOR. FURTHER SOUTH...WITHIN THE
ADVISORY AREA...BETWEEN 0.05-0.08 INCH OF FREEZING RAIN
ACCUMULATION IS POSSIBLE. A SECOND WAVE WILL SLIDE INTO THE AREA
ON WEDNESDAY WITH A GOOD CHANCE AT SEEING SOME SNOWFALL ACROSS THE
AREA. HEAVIER SNOWFALL ACCUMULATIONS WILL BE POSSIBLE ACROSS THE
NORTH WITH AS MUCH AS 2 TO 4 INCHES POSSIBLE. COUNTIES SOUTH OF
THE WATCH MAY STILL SEE A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY...DEPENDING ON
THE EXACT TRACK OF THE SWITCH OVER. THIS COULD CHANGE AS WE GET
CLOSER TO THE EVENT...SO STAY TUNED.
The last line in that statement are the key words to remember, it is still a little early in the forecast which could change drastically. We'll keep you posted! In the meantime, please leave me loaf a bread and a gallon of milk behind at the store. Thanks.