Anniston, which is in the southern region of the advisory, might see accumulations of up to one-quarter of an inch of snow by mid-morning Saturday, said Jessica Talley, meteorologist for the National Weather Service office in Calera.
The chance for snow is expected to start Friday evening and continue into Saturday, Talley said. However, Anniston probably won’t see much accumulation until early Saturday morning, she added.
The area “might see some flurries after sunset, but we’re not expecting much accumulation,” Talley said.
Areas north of Jacksonville might see accumulations start overnight and could see up to half an inch by mid-morning Saturday, Talley said.
Some areas of higher elevations in northeastern Alabama could see up to an inch of snow on the ground, the weather advisory states.
Temperatures are expected to climb into the low 40s on Saturday, so any snow probably won’t stick around long.
The National Weather Service issues a weather advisory if the service is 80 percent confident that there will be an accumulation of at least one-quarter inch of snow, Talley said.
That much snow is enough to cause problems on back roads in more rural areas, she said.
By Monday, the forecast will change. Dry air will settle in the state on Monday which could introduce a high fire danger across all of central Alabama, the weather advisory states.
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