Alabama is bracing for a one-two punch of winter weather expected to bring ice and snow accumulations across central and north Alabama.
The National Weather Service in Birmingham has issued a winter storm warning beginning 9 p.m. Monday. The warning area includes the cities of Hamilton, Jasper, Birmingham, Hoover, Pell City Tuscaloosa and Gadsden.
Forecasters say accumulations of one to two inches of snow are possible across much of north central Alabama. Accumulations of up to two-tenths of freezing rain are also possible.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Forecasters say they're expecting a major winter storm in the Tennessee Valley region along with snow and freezing rain in north central Alabama this week. The National Weather Service says a winter storm watch will be in effect Monday afternoon through Tuesday morning. Forecasters are expecting snow and sleet from 3 p.m. Monday to noon on Tuesday. Forecasters are expecting between 2 and 4 inches of snow in parts of north Alabama. Officials say they expect the winter weather to impact road conditions throughout the state's northern regions.
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