The question on many Alabama residents’ minds is “how much snow are we going to get?” That depends on where you live. The highest impact area is the northern part of the state, particularly the northwest. As you head southeast, the impact decreases. The National Weather Service is predicting that the cold front could bring snow to the northwestern corner of the state as early as midnight tonight. The front will then traverse southeastward across Alabama with rain transitioning to snow as it goes. Much of the north could get anywhere from one to 3 inches of snow with higher amounts in isolated spots. Closer to home, Central Alabama could receive up to an inch of snow. Montgomery could also have snowfall, but little to no accumulation is expected. A word of caution though, the forecast could change as we approach the winter storm’s arrival, so stay abreast of the latest bulletins.
Weather Service meteorologists say the system will move rapidly through the state, with snowfall not lasting more than 2 to 3 hours. Regardless, travel will be hazardous. Slippery conditions are predicted so please use extreme caution when driving.