Snow in East Alabama? Here's what we're expecting

posted by Mason Black - 

Snow

As early as 4pm today we could start to see sleet and snow. What does fall isn't expected to stick. With 50 degree temperatures expected during the day, the roads will be warm which means the sleet and snow that does fall will melt on the roadways. As the much colder temperatures come in later tonight, the water on the roadways will freeze which could likely lead to black ice conditions through tonight into Wednesday.


There is a 100% chance of precipitation tonight with freezing temperatures around 16 degrees. As much as a 2 inch snow accumulation is possible with most of the white stuff falling before 3am Wednesday morning. Travelling is highly discouraged once the storm moves in this afternoon as the roadways are expected to be icy and snowy.


School Closings

Auburn City Schools

Auburn University

Chambers County Schools

Lanett City Schools

Lee County Schools 

Lee Scott Academy

Opelika City Schools

Opelika City Facilities will be closed and there will be no garbage pick up

Southern Union State Community College (All 3 campuses)

Springwood School

Trinity Christian School (Opelika)

Troup County Schools

Valley Haven School

WINTER WEATHER UPDATE: Auburn City Schools will be CLOSED on Wednesday, January 17, 2018. This pertains to all school activities and operations before, during and after normal operating hours including games, practices, meetings, and any other extra-curricular programs. To prepare for the onset of winter weather conditions, athletic practices, club meetings, after-school rehearsals and events have been CANCELLED for TODAY (Tuesday, January 16). Only the elementary afterschool child care programs will remain open this afternoon, but those programs will close promptly at 5:30pm. #ACS #Auburn #WinterWeatherUpdate #StaySafe #ALSDE

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