Slippery Roads Friday Morning
Here is an updated look at the advisories and watches across the region valid early Friday morning. Most of the Tennessee Valley is under a freezing rain advisory from 3am-9am Friday. This means ice accumulation up to 1/4″ is possible. The winter weather advisory for Giles, Lawrence, and Wayne Counties in Tennessee are for a similar forecast for ice accumulation. The National Weather Service in Nashville are responsible for those counties. The winter storm watch for northwest Georgia and east Tennessee is for higher ice accumulations.
There could be issues on bridges and overpasses Friday morning. If you are in northern Madison County, Fayetteville, Winchester, over to Jackson County, the chance of ice accumulation are a little higher than areas to the south and west. Keep in mind, it doesn’t take much freezing rain to cause issues on area roadways Friday morning. Here is a graphic from the National Weather Service in Huntsville.
Our in house model showing rain and freezing rain at 5am. Remember there are several models that showing varying precipitation types even through 9am on Friday. It’s important to note this is one of many computer models and there are others that output a little more ice than others. This is something we’ll monitor through the event.
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