James Spann says we could expect 1-2 inches of snow in Tuscaloosa on Wednesday with accumulations in north Alabama between 2-5 inches.

Here are a few key points laid out in Spann's weather blog concerning the timing of this front:

  • We have pushed back the onset of the precipitation to 8:00 to 11:00 a.m. The heavier snow will come tomorrow afternoon, then winding down tomorrow night.
  • Understand there could be some rain involved at the beginning of the event with warmer temperatures below 2,000 feet, but it will change to all snow quickly with dynamic cooling.
  • One of the hard parts of this forecast is defining the rain-snow line. It should be close to a line from Forkland to Clanton To Wedowee. Below this line, all rain. And, understand this is a “fuzzy” line subject to change later today and tonight. The northern edge of the good accumulating snow should be near the Alabama/Tennessee border.
  • ACCUMULATION POTENTIAL: We will maintain potential, on an average basis, of 2-4 inches across much of North/Central Alabama.
  • IMPACT: In that narrow heavy snow band, there could be some scattered power outages due to the heavy, wet snow. Travel will also be impacted greatly; issues could linger into Thursday morning due to the potential for the snow to morph into ice on roads and bridges. Travel will improve during the day Thursday as temperatures climb above freezing.

Spann called in on Tuesday morning to give Madison & Shepherd the full rundown.

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