Alabama icy weather

Alabama Weather
5:29 pm
Wed January 16, 2013

NWS Says Snow Could Follow Rain, Watch Issued

Snowfall is possible for much of the northern part of the state starting Wednesday night.
Credit http://www.srh.noaa.gov/bmx/ / National Weather Service

Forecasters say the rain that's been soaking north Alabama for days could turn into snow before it ends.


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.


Forecasters say snow could begin overnight Wednesday and continue possibly into Friday in some places.


Forecasters say the biggest threat is northeast of Birmingham, particularly in higher elevations.

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Business & Education
7:46 am
Tue January 15, 2013

Ala Schools Opening Late Amid Icing, Flood Threats

School systems across northwest Alabama are opening late because of the threat of icy weather and flooding.

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.


City school systems in Florence, Muscle Shoals, Sheffield, Tuscumbia and Winfield were among those delaying opening.

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