Winter Storm Warning issued for much of Central Alabama

Snow in Homewood in January of 2014.

(WIAT) — UPDATE: The National Weather Service has upgraded the Winter Storm Watch in some areas of Central Alabama to a Winter Storm Warning, according to the organization.

Calhoun, Shelby, Clay, Chilton, and Coosa counties are under the warning until Saturday at 9 a.m., when the Watch in other counties is set to expire.

The NWS has projected ice accumulation throughout the state, which is expected to miss Birmingham, but is expected to hit counties south of Tuscaloosa.

ORIGINAL: The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch for much of Central Alabama.

The watch lasts from 6 a.m. on Friday until 9 a.m. on Saturday, with snowfall totals from 1 to 3 inches possible.

At this time, the National Weather Service is saying that some travel impacts are expected. The most severe snowfall threat stretches from Tuscaloosa and Jasper, who could receive up to two inches, to Birmingham and up towards Gadsden and Anniston, cities that may receive up to three inches.

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