Friday, January 18, 2008

Tuscaloosa Forecast for Saturday, Jan. 19, 2007

If the following is true, it will be the first measurable snow in Tuscaloosa in over 10 years. If there is snow, there will be pics.

HEAVY SNOW WARNING CENTRAL ALABAMA: The NWS issued that at midafternoon. Look for continuing details on the ABC 33/40 blog. This event is looking more and more serious.Precipitation was spreading eastward from East Texas and Louisiana this afternoon. This is the scenario we expect for Alabama. Rain will spread into the state tonight from the west and SW as a low- pressure area continues to develop over the Northern Gulf of Mexico.Meanwhile, arctic air will slowly push into the state from the NW dropping temperatures to near freezing over about the north half of Alabama by daybreak. The rain should change to snow between midnight and daybreak, especially around 3:00 to 4:00 a. m. We do not expect any serious travel problems tonight, but accumulating snow early Saturday, if it materializes as expected, will cause some travel problems.The National Weather Service expanded their Winter Storm Watch today to include a large number of counties. It now covers from North Alabama all the way down to south of Montgomery.

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