Snow forecast for area decreased

Published 9:28 am Saturday, January 8, 2011

The National Weather Service (NWS) throttled back snow and ice accumulations for the area with projections released Saturday morning.

Little to no snow accumulation is expected Sunday night into Monday morning but up to half an inch of ice is possible locally.

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According to the NWS, “Forecast soundings are troubling for the U.S. 80 corridor… hinting at potential for 1/2 inch ice accumulation for some spots down that way, which could mean enough ice for scattered power outages. We will really have to watch this… and again there is little skill in identifying the exact placement of the heavier freezing rain before the event begins.”

The NWS said the main impact of this storm will come from about 6 p.m. Sunday through 8 a.m. Monday. Travel across North and Central Alabama will become difficult, if not impossible, at some point Sunday night.

Check back to periodically through out the the next three days as we track and update this developing story.