Roads remain iced, more snow possible Wednesday
The Shoals is buried beneath the results of a major ice storm and it appears things may not thaw until Wednesday – unless that day brings more snow.
Freezing rain, sleet and snow covered roads and is expected to remain there at least through Tuesday, as temperatures won’t reach above the freezing mark until Wednesday afternoon.
“It looks like in the Shoals area goes above freezing right around 2 p.m. Wednesday,” said Kurt Weber, meteorologist with the National Weather Service office in Huntsville. “That’s when you’ll start to see some improvements.”
The good news is that thus far, there have been few wrecks and power outages, authorities said.
Schools are out and many businesses and government organizations are closed due to the ice.
The forecast calls for a low near 7 degrees tonight, which wind chills between -1 and 4, according to the weather service.
Tuesday’s high only will reach 24, with wind chills between -2 and 8, the forecast states. Tuesday night’s low will be 15 and Wednesday’s high will be near 38.
However, Wednesday’s forecast also calls for a 50% chance of rain and snow, increasing to 100% Wednesday night.
Rain is likely Thursday but the high will be near 39. Friday will be mostly sunny with a high near 33. Thursday night and Friday night will see lows near 15.
Things warm up significantly from there, with Saturday’s high near 44 and Sunday’s in the low 50s.