From The Trussville Tribune staff reports
TRUSSVILLE — The latest forecast information from the National Weather Service in Birmingham indicates that the chances for snow across Alabama, including the local area, on Tuesday is increasing.
Jefferson, St. Clair and Blount counties remain in the “elevated” area for snow accumulations of up to 2 inches, though an inch to 1.5 inches is more likely.
On Saturday, the chances for snow in the local area was 70 percent. The Sunday forecast information released just before 4 a.m. now shows an 80 percent chance of snow on Tuesday.
According to NWS, there is a chance of rain between midnight Monday and 3 a.m. Tuesday, then rain and snow. The low will be around 31 with a southwest wind of 5 to 10 mph becoming northwest after midnight. The chance of precipitation is 80 percent with little or no snow accumulation expected before 3 a.m.
On Tuesday, snow is expected mainly before 9 a.m. Temperatures will fall to around 28 by 5 p.m. with northwest winds of 10 to 15 mph. The chance of precipitation is 80 percent with new snow accumulation of around an inch possible.
Tuesday night will be clear, with a low around 21. The high on Wednesday is expected to be 41 degrees.
With the rain, snow and below freezing temperatures, road conditions will deteriorate and driving will become hazardous, so planning ahead is imperative.
“Rain will transition to snow early Tuesday morning and persist through midday as an arctic front slides southeast across the area,” the NWS said via social media. “Greatest concern will be commute and travel impacts during Tuesday through Wednesday morning before temperatures rise above freezing Wednesday afternoon.”