Black Ice On Friday

Weather

Temperatures steadily fell this afternoon across the Tennessee Valley. The official high at HSV was 60°, but that occurred just after midnight.

Since then we’ve fallen and we’re only going to continue to fall tonight and early Friday morning.

Most will start the day somewhere in the 20s. I also think that some across the higher elevations could potentially drop into the upper teens.

This cold start to the day could create the issue of black ice across parts of the Tennessee Valley. with the lack of sunshine today it is very possible that the roads and parking lots were not able to completely dry this afternoon. This could leave some wet spots or puddles. Overnight as temperatures drop those wet patches may freeze and turn to ice. In this case that would be black ice.

Black ice is very thin and comes off as just a wet patch. It’s deceiving and can cause you to slip and slide if not careful. I would suggest allowing yourself a couple of extra minutes on Friday commute just to be safe.

Now while we do warm through Valentine’s Day you’ll need a heavy coat in the afternoon and especially for that Friday evening date as temperatures will fall into the 20s once again.

       
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Overcast

Huntsville

40°F Overcast Feels like 32°
Wind
14 mph NNE
Humidity
86%
Sunrise
Sunset

Tonight

Mainly clear skies. Low around 25F. Winds N at 10 to 15 mph.
25°F Mainly clear skies. Low around 25F. Winds N at 10 to 15 mph.
Wind
11 mph N
Precip
10%
Sunset
Moon Phase
Waning Crescent
Overcast

Decatur

39°F Overcast Feels like 32°
Wind
12 mph NNE
Humidity
86%
Sunrise
Sunset

Tonight

Mainly clear. Low 24F. Winds N at 10 to 20 mph.
24°F Mainly clear. Low 24F. Winds N at 10 to 20 mph.
Wind
13 mph N
Precip
0%
Sunset
Moon Phase
Waning Crescent
Overcast

Florence

42°F Overcast Feels like 36°
Wind
10 mph NE
Humidity
76%
Sunrise
Sunset

Tonight

Mainly clear. Low 24F. Winds NNE at 10 to 15 mph.
24°F Mainly clear. Low 24F. Winds NNE at 10 to 15 mph.
Wind
10 mph NNE
Precip
0%
Sunset
Moon Phase
Waning Crescent
Overcast

Scottsboro

41°F Overcast Feels like 35°
Wind
10 mph NNE
Humidity
100%
Sunrise
Sunset

Tonight

Mainly clear skies. Low 26F. Winds N at 5 to 10 mph.
26°F Mainly clear skies. Low 26F. Winds N at 5 to 10 mph.
Wind
9 mph N
Precip
0%
Sunset
Moon Phase
Waning Crescent
Overcast

Guntersville

43°F Overcast Feels like 39°
Wind
6 mph ENE
Humidity
93%
Sunrise
Sunset

Tonight

Some clouds this evening will give way to mainly clear skies overnight. Low 27F. Winds N at 10 to 15 mph.
27°F Some clouds this evening will give way to mainly clear skies overnight. Low 27F. Winds N at 10 to 15 mph.
Wind
11 mph N
Precip
10%
Sunset
Moon Phase
Waning Crescent

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