From The Trussville Tribune staff reports
TRUSSVILLE –The Alabama Crimson Tide faces the Georgia Bulldogs for the college football national championship in Atlanta on Monday night. There are probably a large number of readers in the Tribune area planning to make the trip. Timing is everything when it comes to avoiding hazardous driving conditions.
According to the National Weather Service in Birmingham, a warming trend is underway after a week of daily sub-freezing temps. But a round of rain late Sunday and early Monday could create dangerous travel conditions in northeast Alabama and northwest Georgia on Monday morning.
Locally, highs on Sunday will reach the mid 40s and climb to the high 50s by Tuesday on the way to mid 60s by Thursday.
Rain moves in late Sunday night and Monday. The Birmingham area should see overnight lows of about 37, but further into northeast Alabama and northwest Georgia temperatures will be near or below freezing overnight. This could cause icing on bridges and overpasses making travel hazardous. A winter weather advisory has been issued for counties in both states.
By mid-morning on Monday, temperatures will be above freezing. While rain and wet roads will still be an issue, the ice threat should be over.
Another round of rain is expected on Wednesday and Thursday.