By Staff Reports
FORT PAYNE, Ala. — According to the DeKalb County Emergency Management Agency, Fort Payne City Schools, DeKalb County Schools, and Cornerstone Christian Academy will be closed tomorrow.
The National Weather Service - Huntsville is currently projecting potentially up to 1 inch of snow fall. The precipitation is forecasted to begin in DeKalb County somewhere between 11 am - 2 pm.
DeKalb County Schools Superintendent Dr. Jason Barnett released at statement: "This closure is due to the forecast for icy/snowy conditions that are expected to arrive Tuesday morning into the early noon hours."
"Additionally, this closure should assist in reducing student exposure to the flu virus which has created the current health-related state of emergency declared by Governor Kay Ivey," the statement said.
Forecast from the NWS - Huntsville:
Currently (6:30 pm, Monday, January 15), the National Weather Service - Huntsville is projecting snow to begin sometime between 11 am - 2 pm tomorrow (Tuesday, January 16). However, this forecast may change as we approach tomorrow.
"Hazardous driving conditions possible during rush hour. Accumulations up to 1 inch possible on all exposed surfaces. Black ice possible overnight Tuesday," said an alert by the NWS.
"A strong Arctic cold front will swing through the region on Tuesday bringing a period of light snow, followed by a prolonged period of bitterly cold air," said a statement from NWS - Huntsville.
"Snow accumulations of one inch or less are expected Tuesday. Despite relatively low snow accumulations, temperatures will be in the lower 20s across the area and snow may accumulate on all exposed surfaces. This could create hazardous driving conditions through the day on Tuesday and into Tuesday night," said the statement.
Stay tuned for more updates.