Cherokee County officials from the EMA, EMS, the Sheriff’s Office, the Highway Department, and the County Commission met at the county Emergency Operations Center on Thursday morning as the National Weather Service held a briefing concerning the possibility of winter weather which could potentially affect Cherokee County.
At this time, the weather service says we can expect a changeover of rain to snow after 3 am across the central sections of Central Alabama, generally around the Interstate 20 corridor. Amounts by sunrise should remain less than one quarter of an inch, but additional snowfall is expected after sunrise.
There is an increasing confidence of minor snowfall accumulation across portions of Central Alabama during the day Friday.
Total accumulation of a quarter to a half inch is expected, primarily on grassy and elevated surfaces, with the possibility of accumulations of up to 1 inch in the higher elevations of East Alabama. Areas most likely impacted will be along and south of Interstate 20 and north of Interstate 85.
A Winter Weather Advisory is currently in effect from 3:00 a.m. Friday through 6:00 p.m. Friday for much of Central and East Alabama. At this time the advisory does not include Cherokee County but with a lot of uncertainty with this system that certainly could change.
We will continue to closely monitor the situation and provide updates as needed.