A winter storm watch for Cullman County and the surrounding region will begin at 6 p.m. Monday.
After a briefing from the National Weather Service today, Cullman County Emergency Management Agency director Phyllis Little said the latest model for the approaching winter storm has snow descending on Cullman beginning at 6 p.m. and continuing into Tuesday morning.
Little also said rain is likely to arrive in the morning around 6 a.m. and could contain sleet. However, the temperature is expected to remain above freezing for much of the day and should prevent serious road conditions. Monday night’s snowfall could reach 2 to 4 inches.
But nightfall Monday will bring dropping temperatures into the 20s. Tuesday’s high will be just above freezing. However, as nighttime arrives the area could receive another half-inch of snow with the low dipping into the 20s.
“The good thing is that the ground is warmer, but we’ll have to wait and see if anything changes,” Little said. “By Wednesday we are expecting a high of 40 or above and that should take care of any problems.”