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UPDATED: Winter Storm Warning issued, 3 inches of snow predicted locally

UPDATED 10:21 pm Wednesday to include NWS issued Winter Storm Warning

UPDATED 9:50 pm Wednesday- From the National Weather Service in Birmingham- Forecast for Trussville, Clay and Pinson on Thursday -A chance of rain showers before 10 am, then snow. High near 42. Breezy, with a northwest wind 10 to 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of around 3 inches.

The NWS also issued a Winter Storm Warning for Jefferson county from 5 am Thursday morning until 7 pm.

According to the latest prediction, rainfall tonight is expected to change over to snow Thursday morning across the west portion of the state. The rain should then transition to snow across the rest of the area through the late morning and early afternoon hours.

One half to two inches is expected north of a line from Aliceville to Jemison to Roanoke, but there could be a couple of areas that receive up to four inches in a short period of time.

Uncertainty as to where this area may be may require more analysis. Expect that all areas north of the line will minimally be included in a Winter Weather Advisory for up to two inches of snow and some areas may require a Winter Storm Warning for two to four inches.

A Winter Storm Watch means there is potential for significant snow, sleet or ice accumulations that may impact travel. Continue to monitor the latest forecasts.

 

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