Winter storm warning: snow, ice and frigid temps expected
Snow and frigid temperatures are in the forecast for the Madison area and much of north Alabama, with a winter storm warning in effect from late Sunday night through Tuesday morning.
Sunday during the day should be mostly sunny with a high near 36 degrees, according to the National Weather Service, with a chance of freezing rain beginning about 10 p.m., and snow possible after that. Sunday night’s low is forecast to be 24 degrees.
Total snow accumulations of from late Sunday night through Tuesday morning are forecast to be 2 to 5 inches, with ice accumulations of a light glaze possible.
Snow is likely Monday, Martin Luther King Day, especially after noon, with cloudy skies and a high near 32 degrees. There is a chance of rain and snow late Monday, then a slight chance of snow and sleet between midnight and 3 a.m. Tuesday, with a slight chance of sleet after 3 a m. The low will be 17 degrees.
During the day Tuesday NWS forecasts that it will be partly sunny, with a high of 24.
The coldest temperatures are expected Tuesday night, with a low of 6 degrees.
The high Wednesday is expected to still be slightly below freezing, at 31 degrees, with the high on Thursday up to 41.
With wind chills as low as 0 to -10 degrees Tuesday and Wednesday mornings, please take a minute to learn how to best protect your house, family, and pets! Avoid being outdoors if possible, and bundle up in multiple thick layers if you must go outside.
Make plans now for potential outages in case those happen. We will post a list of shelters if they are needed.
School systems will announce their plans for virtual classes after a weather briefing today.