Snowfall possible in Pike County Friday

Published 3:00 am Thursday, December 7, 2017

Pike County residents hoping to see snow on the ground tomorrow may not get what they’re looking for Friday.

The National Weather Service (NWS) is projecting a chance of snow in Alabama as Friday approaches, but Pike County is currently too far south to be included in the most likely path to see snowfall.

Temporary EMA Director Herbert Reeves said he will be monitoring the situation throughout the day Thursday and communicating with local schools.

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“(The NWS is) projecting temperatures to remain above freezing throughout the day,” Reeves said. “It’s all about the timing Friday. A rain and snow mix is possible with low accumulation possible up to half an inch in grassy areas.”

The key for safety is whether nightfall could create icy roads and affect travel, Reeves said.

Reeves also serves as the dean of student services at Troy University and is watching the situation to determine if the weather may affect final exams.

More information is expected Thursday to prepare for the potential weather event.