MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - A strong system will arrive Monday afternoon and bring the possibility of ice to our western counties.
Freezing rain is possible in west Alabama starting late Monday morning/early Monday afternoon and continues until late afternoon. The risk exists in places like Demopolis, Linden, Uniontown and Marion. The risk is very low, but not zero, in places like Selma and Camden. The coating of ice that would result from freezing rain would cause extremely dangerous travel conditions and perhaps some power outages.
Active winter weather alerts include: A Winter Storm Warning for Marengo County from 6am Monday until 12am Tuesday, a Winter Storm Watch in Perry County from 9am Monday through 12am Tuesday, and a Hard Freeze Warning and a Wind Chill Advisory for Wilcox and Clarke counties from 10pm Monday until 9am Tuesday.
For everyone else, Monday afternoon and evening will only feature a cold rain.
Another risk for ice arrives overnight Monday into Tuesday morning. Temperatures will drop below freezing, as thus any water that remains on roadways could turn to ice. Black ice is a concern, particularly on bridges and overpasses, mainly for areas along and west of I-65.
As for the rest of the forecast...
Tonight will be misty, cloudy and cool with lows in the 40s.
After Monday’s rain/ice event, Tuesday will be sunny but cold. Wednesday will feature a few more showers, then much more rain arrives with another system Wednesday night and Thursday. Thursday’s system could produce some strong storms; we’re watching closely so check back for updates...