Significant travel delays are expected throughout Alabama today and tomorrow as snow and ice accumulate; the National Weather Service in Birmingham has issued a Winter Weather Advisory in effect until 9 a.m. tomorrow (Wednesday) morning. 

Tuscaloosa could see up to an inch of snow, and temperatures tonight are expected to dip down to just 12 degrees. The National Weather Service has also issued a Hard Freeze Watch in effect until 9 a.m. Thursday, January 18 and a Wind Chill Advisory in effect until 9 a.m. Wednesday.

NWS Birmingham

Snow is currently forecast to begin in Tuscaloosa between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. today. The full text of the Winter Weather Advisory is below.

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM THIS
MORNING TO 6 AM CST WEDNESDAY...
...WIND CHILL ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 9 PM THIS EVENING TO 9 AM
CST WEDNESDAY...

* WHAT...Snow expected. Very cold wind chills expected. Plan on
difficult travel conditions, including during the evening
commute. Total snow accumulations of up to one and a half inches
are expected, but isolated higher amounts cannot be ruled out.
Expect wind chills to range from 5 above zero to 5 below zero.

* WHERE...Portions of central, east central, northeast,
northwest, southeast and west central Alabama.

* WHEN...For the Winter Weather Advisory, from 6 AM this morning
to 6 AM CST Wednesday. For the Wind Chill Advisory, from 9 PM
this evening to 9 AM CST Wednesday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Be prepared for reduced visibilities at
times. The cold wind chills will cause frostbite in as little
as 30 minutes to exposed skin.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Winter Weather Advisory for snow means periods of snow will
cause primarily travel difficulties. Be prepared for snow covered
roads and limited visibilities, and use caution while driving.

A Wind Chill Advisory means that cold air and the wind will
combine to create low wind chills. Frost bite and hypothermia can
occur if precautions are not taken. Make sure you wear a hat and
gloves.