Winter Storm Watch with sleet, ice and snow ahead

First Alert Forecast

Mostly cloudy skies and isolated rain showers will be expected this evening with overnight low temps dropping to freezing by Sunday morning.  Sunday will start off dry with cloudy skies and highs reaching the upper 30s.  Things get far more complicated by Sunday night as a winter storm moves in from the west. 

A WINTER STORM WATCH is in effect for most counties from Sunday night through Tuesday morning.  NW Alabama and Middle TN will see the first impacts with some sleet and light ice accumulation for Sunday night into Monday, some roads may be icy and travel could be difficult for some in NW AL Monday morning.  The storm will continue to move east and rain will turn to sleet, then freezing rain/ice and eventually over into all snow by late Monday night.  Ice accumulations from freezing rain can be anywhere from a glaze to ½ inch! 

Ice accumulations may cause widespread hazardous or impossible road conditions, power outages and tree damage.  As temps fall snowfall totals will be greatest for far Northwest Alabama, anywhere from one inch to 4 inches may be possible depending on timing and track.  Please check back for the latest forecast as it may change before Monday.  Start thinking of preparing now before travel gets too difficult.

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