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Slippery travel across north Alabama through Tuesday morning

Birmingham, Alabama (WBRC) – Winter weather information for Cullman, Etowah and Cherokee counties expired tonight. A snow shower at the tail end of the Clipper system moving west-to-east across North Alabama succeeded in producing snow piles about 0.5 to 1 inch north of I-20 earlier this evening. However, First Alert AccuTrack indicates that precipitation is beginning to dry, so a few short gusts and drizzle are likely over the next few hours. The main concern going into the night and morning hours is slippery movement. Initial warnings have been issued for smooth roads, especially bridges and overpasses, in Cherokee, Cullman, and Etowah counties. So please be careful if you go out a lot!

Tuesday morning conditions(WBRC)

Chilly Tuesday: Tomorrow morning will be much warmer than the night before. On Tuesday morning, the minimum temperature he expects will drop to the mid-20s to mid-20s. We expect mostly sunny to partly cloudy skies tomorrow. Temperatures will rise to the 40s and southerly winds of 5 to 10 mph will blow. If you’re planning to catch the Birmingham Bowl game at Protective Stadium tomorrow, dress warmly. Kickoff temperatures at 5:45 p.m. will likely start him in the high 40s, and by the end of the game he’ll be down to the 30s. Tuesday night will remain cloudy and dry.

Warming up this week: The big story of the week is that temperatures are back to normal! Typically, late December highs are in the mid 50s and lows are in the mid 30s. Wednesday morning temperatures will be near freezing, with highs near 60 degrees Fahrenheit. Thursday and Friday will be even warmer, with morning temperatures in the 40s and highs in the mid-60s. It would be nice to thaw it and leave it dry for a few days this week. The chance of rain will return over the weekend.

Next big news: The big news until the weekend is your next chance to see showers and thunderstorms. Rain is possible Thursday night and could spread to central Alabama Friday through Saturday. The chance of precipitation is up to 60% on Friday and up to 70% on Saturday. Temperatures will be above average, with highs in the mid to high 60s. Due to the warmer temperatures, a thunderstorm is possible Friday night through Saturday. With no air of instability across the state, the serious threat looks very low at this point. By Saturday night most of the rain should have stopped and the New Year should start on a dry note. Saturday night temperatures will likely remain in the 50s, with a 40% chance of precipitation. New Year’s Day will be partly cloudy and mostly dry with highs in the mid-60s. Total rainfall can be about 1 to 2 inches, with higher totals expected in southern Alabama.

rain returns friday
rain returns friday(WBRC)

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