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Winter Storm Warning remains in effect

Published 12:42pm Wednesday, February 12, 2014

The National Weather Service has continued a Winter Storm Warning through tomorrow morning, as 2-4 inches of snow is expected to fall.

Here is the complete statement from the weather service:

A major winter storm will affect the Tennessee Valley through early Thursday.

A strengthening area of low pressure will track from the Gulf of Mexico to the Carolina coast by early Thursday. As this occurs, light rain, freezing rain and sleet will transition over to all snow by this afternoon.

Higher terrain locations will continue to experience periods of light to moderate freezing rain, leading to ice accumulations on exposed surfaces. Periods of moderate to heavy snow will occur through the evening before tapering off after midnight tonight.

Significant snow accumulations can be expected across the tennessee valley. This will result in dangerous travel and road conditions, especially areas that received significant snowfall late Monday night into Tuesday morning.

Winter storm warning remains in effect until 6 a.m. Thursday.

Mixed wintry precipitation will transition over to snow this afternoon. Periods of moderate to locally heavy snow is expected before snow tapers off after midnight tonight.

Snow accumulations of two to four inches are expected west of I-65, with four to six inches possible east of I-65. Locally higher amounts of snow are possible along the Cumberland Plateau.

Ice accumulations of less than one-fourth of an inch are possible on exposed surfaces. Primarily for locations for icing will be in the elevated terrain of northeast Alabama and southern middle Tennessee.

Temperatures are ranging from the mid 20s to mid 30s through Thursday morning. Roads will become icy and snow packed later today through tonight. Bridges, overpasses and less traveled county roads will become snow covered and icy first. Dangerous driving conditions will exist through Thursday and travel is not recommended.

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