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UPDATED: Winter Storm Watch extended until 6 p.m. Tuesday for Jefferson and St. Clair counties

TRUSSVILLE —  The National Weather Service in Birmingham has issued a Winter Storm Watch for Jefferson and St. Clair counties from Monday afternoon until 6 p.m. Tuesday.

Forecasters say a cold front will dip into the deep south and be overrun by moisture streaming into the atmosphere, which will trigger ice, sleet and snow.

Currently, most of the accumulation is expected north of a line from Tuscaloosa to Birmingham to Ranburn, but that line could shift depending on new data over the next 24 to 36 hours. Read the full weather advisory from the NWS below.

UPDATED ADVISORY — Posted Sunday at 3:37 p.m.

Winter Storm Watch

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BIRMINGHAM AL
324 PM CST SUN FEB 9 2014

...WINTER STORM POSSIBLE FOR NORTH CENTRAL ALABAMA MONDAY
AFTERNOON THROUGH TUESDAY AFTERNOON...

.AN UPPER LEVEL DISTURBANCE TO THE NORTH OF CENTRAL ALABAMA
COMBINED WITH TEMPERATURES FALLING BELOW FREEZING AT THE SURFACE
MAY RESULT IN WINTRY PRECIPITATION ACROSS NORTH CENTRAL ALABAMA
MONDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH TUESDAY AFTERNOON. ACCUMULATIONS FROM
SNOW...SLEET...AND FREEZING RAIN WILL ALL BE POSSIBLE.

CONFIDENCE IS INCREASING IN THIS WINTER WEATHER EVENT FOR NORTH
CENTRAL ALABAMA. CHECK BACK OFTEN FOR REFINEMENTS TO THE FORECAST
AS MONDAY AFTERNOON APPROACHES.

ALZ011>015-017>024-026-101200-
/O.EXT.KBMX.WS.A.0002.140210T2100Z-140212T0000Z/
MARION-LAMAR-FAYETTE-WINSTON-WALKER-BLOUNT-ETOWAH-CALHOUN-
CHEROKEE-CLEBURNE-PICKENS-TUSCALOOSA-JEFFERSON-ST. CLAIR-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...HAMILTON...SULLIGENT...VERNON...
FAYETTE...JASPER...ONEONTA...GADSDEN...ANNISTON...CENTRE...
HEFLIN...CARROLLTON...TUSCALOOSA...BIRMINGHAM...HOOVER...
PELL CITY...MOODY
324 PM CST SUN FEB 9 2014

...WINTER STORM WATCH NOW IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
TUESDAY AFTERNOON...

* TIMING...THE WINTRY PRECIPITATION MAY BEGIN AS EARLY AS 3 PM
  MONDAY AFTERNOON IN THE FAR NORTHWESTERN COUNTIES OF CENTRAL
  ALABAMA...AND LAST THROUGH 6 PM TUESDAY.

* LOCATION...AT THIS TIME...THE BEST POTENTIAL FOR SIGNIFICANT
  SNOW...SLEET...AND FREEZING RAIN ACCUMULATIONS WILL BE FOR
  LOCATIONS GENERALLY NORTH OF A LINE FROM ALICEVILLE TO TUSCALOOSA
  TO BIRMINGHAM TO HEFLIN.

* ACCUMULATIONS...CONFIDENCE IS INCREASING THAT ONE TO THREE
  INCHES OF SNOW AND SLEET COMBINED WILL FALL ACROSS NORTH CENTRAL
  ALABAMA...WITH THE BEST CHANCE NORTH OF A LINE FROM MILLPORT TO
  GARDENDALE TO JACKSONVILLE. IN ADDITION TO SNOW AND SLEET...UP
  TO ONE QUARTER OF AN INCH OF FREEZING RAIN MAY ACCUMULATE ALONG
  I-20 FROM NEAR TUSCALOOSA TO BIRMINGHAM TO ANNISTON...AND
  INCLUDING SURROUNDING AREAS. THIS WINTRY PRECIPITATION COULD
  MAKE TRAVEL VERY HAZARDOUS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR SIGNIFICANT
SNOW...SLEET...OR ICE ACCUMULATIONS THAT MAY IMPACT TRAVEL.
CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE LATEST FORECASTS.

Posted Sunday at 6:30 a.m. WINTER STORM POSSIBLE FOR PORTIONS OF NORTH CENTRAL ALABAMA MONDAY NIGHT THROUGH LATE TUESDAY MORNING… .AN UPPER LEVEL DISTURBANCE TO THE NORTH OF CENTRAL ALABAMA COMBINED WITH TEMPERATURES FALLING BELOW FREEZING AT THE SURFACE MONDAY EVENING MAY RESULT IN WINTRY PRECIPITATION ACROSS PORTIONS OF NORTH CENTRAL ALABAMA MONDAY NIGHT THROUGH LATE TUESDAY MORNING. ACCUMULATIONS OF SNOW…SLEET…AND FREEZING RAIN WILL ALL BE POSSIBLE. CONFIDENCE IS INCREASING IN THE EVENT AS MODELS ARE BEGINNING TO AGREE WITH THE OVERALL PERSPECTIVE. THERE ARE STILL TIMING AND PLACEMENT ISSUES WITH THE WINTRY PRECIPITATION THAT WILL NEED TO BE WORKED OUT OVER THE NEXT DAY OR SO. CHECK BACK OFTEN FOR REFINEMENTS TO THE FORECAST AS MONDAY EVENING APPROACHES. ALZ019-021>024-026-092200- /O.EXB.KBMX.WS.A.0002.140210T2100Z-140211T1800Z/ CALHOUN-CLEBURNE-PICKENS-TUSCALOOSA-JEFFERSON-ST. CLAIR- INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…ANNISTON…HEFLIN…CARROLLTON… TUSCALOOSA…BIRMINGHAM…HOOVER…PELL CITY…MOODY 406 AM CST SUN FEB 9 2014 …WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH TUESDAY MORNING… THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BIRMINGHAM HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM WATCH…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH TUESDAY MORNING. * TIMING…OF THE WINTRY PRECIPITATION MAY BEGIN AS EARLY AS 3 PM MONDAY AFTERNOON IN THE FAR NORTHWESTERN COUNTIES AND LAST THROUGH NOON TUESDAY. * LOCATION…AT THIS TIME…THE BEST POTENTIAL FOR SIGNIFICANT SNOW…SLEET…AND FREEZING RAIN ACCUMULATIONS WILL BE FOR LOCATIONS GENERALLY NORTH OF A LINE FROM TUSCALOOSA TO BIRMINGHAM TO RANBURNE. * ACCUMULATIONS…THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR MORE THAN 2 INCHES OF SNOW AND SLEET COMBINED ACROSS THE WATCH AREA…AS WELL AS UP TO ONE QUARTER OF AN INCH OF FREEZING RAIN ACCUMULATION. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… A WINTER STORM WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR SIGNIFICANT SNOW…SLEET…OR ICE ACCUMULATIONS THAT MAY IMPACT TRAVEL. CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE LATEST FORECASTS.

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