The sleet continues to shift southeast, south of Jefferson County. Several areas from Birmingham northward received several hours of sleet and some freezing rain, which has caused many slick areas. A winter weather advisory continues for areas southeast of the I-59 corridor through 6pm. Areas like Anniston, Talladega, Sylacauga, Clanton, Brent, Greensboro and Boligee could see a few more hours of sleet.
Since temperatures will stay below freezing, anything that fell onto vehicles, decks and sideways – especially over northwest Alabama – will be sticking around into Friday. Also many roadways where we have seen extended sleet and freezing earlier will still have a lot of problems – namely across Cullman, Blount, Winston, Walker, Fayette, Lamar and Fayette Counties. Also, where the water has puddled on roadways around the Birmingham metro area, Tuscaloosa and Anniston, it will turn to ice as the freezing temperatures continue through Friday morning. Bridges and overpasses will also be slick in several areas overnight and we encourage you to be careful on the roadways.
Temperatures by Friday morning will likely fall into the upper teens to lower 20s across central Alabama. Skies will become mostly sunny through the day Friday with highs in the mid 40s. The weekend will be warmer. Highs will top out in the upper 50s Saturday with a good supply of sunshine. More clouds will show up on Sunday with a risk of a rain shower late in the day. Highs will be around 60s.
After today, we don’t see any more winter weather in the next 7 days!