Alabama icy weather http://apr.org en NWS Says Snow Could Follow Rain, Watch Issued http://apr.org/post/nws-says-snow-could-follow-rain-watch-issued <P>Forecasters say the rain that's been soaking north Alabama for days could turn into snow before it ends.</P> <P>The National Weather Service issued a winter storm watch for much of the area, saying parts of north Alabama could receive 1 to 4 inches of snow.</P> <P>Forecasters say snow could begin overnight Wednesday and continue possibly into Friday in some places.</P> <P>Forecasters say the biggest threat is northeast of Birmingham, particularly in higher elevations.</P> <P>Some areas have received as much as 6 inches of rain since Sunday, and the snow could begin as a new blast of c Wed, 16 Jan 2013 23:29:13 +0000 The Associated Press 23320 at http://apr.org NWS Says Snow Could Follow Rain, Watch Issued Ala Schools Opening Late Amid Icing, Flood Threats http://apr.org/post/ala-schools-opening-late-amid-icing-flood-threats <P>School systems across northwest Alabama are opening late because of the threat of icy weather and flooding.</P> <DIV> <P>Schools in Colbert, Cullman, Fayette, Franklin, Lamar, Lauderdale, Lawrence, Limestone, Marion and Morgan counties delayed opening for at least two hours Tuesday as a safety precaution.</P> <P>City school systems in Florence, Muscle Shoals, Sheffield, Tuscumbia and Winfield were among those delaying opening.</P> <P>Forecasters say temperatures were around freezing in areas, creating the possibility of road icing after days of rain. Tue, 15 Jan 2013 13:46:52 +0000 The Associated Press 23227 at http://apr.org Ala Schools Opening Late Amid Icing, Flood Threats