Watch for Slush and Ice Overnight!
We are already getting reports of some slush and ice lingering on Tennessee Valley roads tonight, and as temperatures slowly drop down below freezing in the wee hours of the morning, sheets of black ice will likely develop on many roads that have not dried off yet.
The breeze died down after sunset, and that has left us with a very slow drying process; some secondary roads (County Roads and less-traveled State Roads) are in fair to poor condition. Most major highways (Memorial Parkway, US 72, I-565) are drying thanks to higher traffic, but there are spots where water is still lingering on the road surface – that water will be ice by morning.
There are many school closings and delays around the Tennessee Valley on Friday. You can see the complete list at WHNT.com.
Travel will become hazardous over much of south and east Morgan, most of Cullman, Blount, Etowah, Marshall, southern DeKalb (Sand Mountain) and parts of Cherokee County. There will also be icy roads as far south as the Anniston area through Friday morning.