This is a fairly complicated setup with a lot of moving parts, so data sources are still struggling to get a good grip on how Monday morning will play out here in North Alabama. How much cold air remains uncertain and will ultimately determine our winter weather chances.
Shoals-Starts off as all snow, then transitions to a rain/snow mix late morning.-Accumulations: Up to 1/2 inch, mainly on elevated and grassy surfaces.-Impacts: Slick spots will be possible, but widespread icy roads are not expected. Metro Area (I-65 Corridor)-Starts off as a rain/snow mix that quickly transitions to all rain.-No accumulations or major impacts expected.
Sand Mountain-All rain through the entire event, but one or two flakes mixing in are possible.-No accumulations or major impacts expected. East wind 7 to 10 mph.
Winds NW at 5 to 10 mph. Partly cloudy skies during the morning hours will give way to cloudy skies with light rain and snow developing in the afternoon.
Partly cloudy skies early followed mostly cloudy skies and a few snow showers later at night. Winds New at 5 to 10 mph.
Damaging winds and very heavy rainfall will be the main threats in storms. Secondary hazards include large hail and isolated tornadoes.
Exact Track 4D shows the cold sprinkles have moved out, John is tracking what moves in Thursday January chill, clouds and even a little light rain the past few days is finally going to get ejected out-of-here! After a few morning clouds, skies will turn super blue, as sunshine will be winter-crisp.
Friday starts off nice, chilly though, by noon temperatures will be approaching the upper 60s. The Friday showers will not be too bad (heavy) yet could interfere with early evening plans.