Patchy Black Ice Possible Early Tuesday Morning

The snow is wrapping up, but as temperatures drop back below freezing overnight, any residual moisture could re-freeze and lead to some black ice overnight into tomorrow morning.

While we don’t necessarily expect widespread road issues, you should take extra caution on the roads early Tuesday. Tuning in to News 19 this morning before you head out the door to catch where traffic issues are set up tomorrow morning would be a good idea.

Statement From the National Weather Service in Huntsville:

LAUDERDALE-COLBERT-FRANKLIN AL-LAWRENCE-LIMESTONE-MADISON-MORGAN-
MARSHALL-JACKSON-DEKALB-CULLMAN-MOORE-LINCOLN-FRANKLIN TN-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF FLORENCE, MUSCLE SHOALS, SHEFFIELD, TUSCUMBIA, RUSSELLVILLE, RED BAY, MOULTON, TOWN CREEK, ATHENS, HUNTSVILLE, DECATUR, ALBERTVILLE, BOAZ, GUNTERSVILLE, ARAB, SCOTTSBORO, FORT PAYNE, RAINSVILLE, CULLMAN, LYNCHBURG, FAYETTEVILLE, WINCHESTER, SEWANEE, DECHERD, ESTILL SPRINGS, AND COWAN
948 PM CST MON JAN 11 2021 ...BLACK ICE EXPECTED ACROSS THE TENNESSEE VALLEY TONIGHT INTO
TUESDAY MORNING... BLACK ICE IS EXPECTED AS TEMPERATURES FALL BELOW FREEZING TONIGHT,
PRIMARILY AFTER MIDNIGHT, AS LINGERING MOISTURE REFREEZES.
TEMPERATURES WILL CONTINUE TO DROP INTO THE MID 20S TO AROUND 30 DEGREES ACROSS THE AREA BY DAYBREAK ON TUESDAY, KEEPING ANY BLACK ICE
IN PLACE. EXPECT TEMPERATURES TO CLIMB ABOVE FREEZING BY 10 AM ON TUESDAY, ENDING THE THREAT FOR BLACK ICE FORMATION. PLEASE USE EXTRA CAUTION WHILE TRAVELING LATER THIS EVENING THROUGH TUESDAY MORNING AND WATCH FOR AREAS OF BLACK ICE, ESPECIALLY ON ELEVATED ROADWAYS, BRIDGES, OVERPASSES, AND SHADY AREAS. 

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– Alex Puckett
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