The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch for Marshall, DeKalb, Etowah, Blount, Calhoun, St. Clair and Cherokee Counties 6AM to 6PM Thursday (1-18-13) Cold air could casue some remaining water to freeze on road surfaces overnight in advance of snow arriving during the day Thursday.
Thursday: Expect a dusting up to 4 inches primarily grassy areas. Some locations could receive brief periods of heavy snow withaccumulations up to 5 inches. Any snow that remains on roadways Thursday evening may pose an ice hazard after dark as temperatures fall to 27 overnight. Use extreme caution on bridges, elevated roadways and higher elevations.