CULLMAN — Cullman County could be blanketed by up to two inches of snow today, as a winter storm makes its way across north Alabama.
The National Weather Service is predicting a 60 percent chance of snow, which should lessen as the day goes on. The NWS is anticipating about one inch of accumulation in this area, though it could be higher.
“That area is looking at about one or two inches of snow, though that could change a little,” forecaster Andy Kula said. “Things could move north or south and change that, because we’ll be on the northern fringe of this storm.”
Clearer skies are expected on Saturday, though flurries will likely return on Sunday.
The NWS is listing a 50 percent chance of snow Sunday, which will increase to 70 percent that night.
“There is another system coming down from Canada, dropping down Sunday, bringing another chance of snow,” Kula said. “There is a chance, but accumulation will probably be on the light side, around less than half an inch.”
The snowfall could persist into Monday, as a 50 percent chance is predicted to start the new week. A high of 32 degrees is expected.
“It’s going to be pretty chilly and windy going into next week,” Kula said.
With temperatures low and conditions icy, local emergency officials are encouraging extreme caution this weekend.
The local Emergency Management Agency (EMA) is encouraging local residents make sure they have extra blankets and other emergency supplies, on the chance electricity service is lost.
Limiting travel is also recommended, as roadways could be treacherous.
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