By Wes Wyatt
BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - Winter storm warnings and ice storm warning are now in place for our area for later today, tonight, and tomorrow.
The greatest icing potential exists south of I-20 where we could have 0.10" to 0.25" ice accumulations. This could most certainly snap tree limbs and cause power issues. This is a very dangerous situation developing and be ready for this icing to materialize overnight.
Further northward we will have more winter precipitation in the form of snow. A wintry mix will begin over West Alabama around the 1-2 p.m. timeframe. Along and north of I-20 this should become all snow and the transition zone will vary a bit north/south across the state. We could receive 2 to 4 inches along the I-20 corridor, with heavier totals to the north.
After midnight the freezing rain type precipitation will work northward and this will cause some additional ice accumulations in the Tuscaloosa, Birmingham, and Anniston areas. We shouldn't see mainly snow for our northern communities, with a shorter change over early tomorrow.
Temperatures tomorrow should only top out in the low to mid 30s so don't expect any major road improvements. More ice will develop tomorrow night because of residual moisture. There is also a decent chance for snow later on Tuesday as a trailing disturbance passes to our north. This snow shower activity will be heaviest north and northeast of Birmingham.
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