County sees snow flurries

Published 12:05 am Friday, January 18, 2013

Esther Jones had to protect her face from the cold after seeing grandson J.W. Jones, a sixth grader receive awards.



The snow that blanketed some of North Alabama Thursday made a few sporadic appearances locally.

Forecasters said they expected 2 to 3 inches of snow to accumulate in parts of the state, with some isolated amounts of up to 4 inches.

Much of the state – including large parts of northern and central Alabama – was under a winter storm warning Thursday morning. Covington County spent most of the day under a wind advisory and hazardous weather flags from the National Weather Service.

And locals were bundled against the cold, too.

Family members attending the Andalusia Middle School awards day ceremonies were bundled up tightly as the first reports of snowfall came in.

Just before 11 a.m., flurries were reported in the northern parts of the county.

Jared Martin said he was traveling in Opp around noon when it started sleeting then transitioned to all snow for about five minutes.

Even staff at LBW Community College reported seeing a few flakes.

But things will warm up today. Forecasters are predicting sunny skies and a high of 58 degrees, and things will dip back down below freezing tonight – a pattern that locals will begin to recognize in the coming days.