Warning Issue Date: 530 AM CST Wed Jan 17 2018
Warning Expiration: 1130 GMT 18 2018
This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for north Alabama and portions of
southern middle Tennessee.
.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight...
Residual moisture from previous snowfall has refrozen due to very
cold temperatures, resulting in black ice on area highways,
especially secondary roads. In some areas, roads may be impassable.
Travel is strongly discouraged unless it is absolutely necessary.
Northerly winds in the 5 to 15 mph range, along with bitterly cold
temperatures, will combine and produce very cold wind chill values
across the Tennessee Valley. Wind chill values ranging from minus 10
to minus 20 degrees has prompted issuance of a Wind Chill Warning for
Lincoln, Moore and Franklin counties of southern middle Tennessee,
and Jackson county in northeast Alabama until 9 AM CST. A Wind Chill
Advisory remains in effect for the remainder of the area, with wind
chill values ranging from zero to minus 10 degrees this morning.
Please refer to our winter weather product for additional details.
Patchy freezing fog formation is possible late tonight, mainly in
sheltered valleys and near bodies of water.
.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Thursday through Tuesday...
Isolated thunderstorms accompanying more widespread showers are
possible on Monday, as a cold front moves across the region. Gusty
winds are primary threats posed by the stronger storms.
.SPOTTER CALL TO ACTION STATEMENT...
Activation of storm spotters and emergency management personnel is
not anticipated at this time.
Warning Issue Date: 524 AM CST Wed Jan 17 2018
Warning Expiration: 1800 GMT 17 2018
...Widespread Hazardous Travel Conditions will continue this
The combination of bitterly cold, subfreezing temperatures and snow
accumulations has led to the development of black ice on area
roadways. Emergency management and law enforcement officials have
reported slick roads, and dangerous travel conditions across Northern
Alabama and Southern Middle Tennessee, particularly on secondary
These hazardous travel conditions will persist through much of the
morning, including the rush hour commute as temperatures will remain
well below freezing. High temperatures will rise only into the lower
20s later this afternoon. Travel is strongly discouraged and should
be avoided unless absolutely necessary.
If you must travel, use extreme caution, especially on bridges,
overpasses, and elevated highways. Reduce travel speed as appropriate
and leave extra room for vehicles in front of you. Do not assume that
a well traveled road will be totally free of ice. Dress warmly and
keep a winter travel kit in your vehicle.