Snow accumulations in Northern Alabama, National Championship Parade set for tomorrow

Jan 22, 2016

Some parts of Alabama can expect to see one-to-two-inches of snow tonight and into early Saturday morning.

The National Weather service has issued a winter weather advisory for parts of Alabama until six-am on Saturday.

Candy Sumlin is the emergency management officer for Huntsville-Madison County, Alabama. She says the worst weather is expected to hit later in the day…

“Right now we just have a rainy mix and once the rain this pace and the front moves in it will start to snow, they are not expecting any accumulation until late afternoon for the Madison County area and however that could speed depending on how fast this front moves in.”

Residents in the affected area should remain cautious throughout the weekend until Sunday.

Alabama's unemployment rate is up slightly from a month ago.

Labor statistics released Friday show the state's jobless rate increased to 6.2 percent in December, up from 6 percent in November.

Alabama Labor Commissioner Fitzgerald Washington said in a statement that while an increase is never celebrated, it also indicates that more people are entering the workforce.

The state's jobless rate is above the national rate of 5.0 percent.

Shelby County in metro Birmingham has the state's lowest unemployment rate at 4.1 percent. Wilcox County in western Alabama has the highest at 15.3 percent.

Fans of the Alabama Tide will be lining University Boulevard in Tuscaloosa tomorrow.

The team plans to take part in a parade to celebrate this month’s college football championship win over Clemson. The procession will end at Bryant Denny Stadium. That’s where the players will receive the championship trophy as well as the Cotton Bowl trophy for their victory over Michigan State.

Tomorrow represents the final bow for Alabama’s Heisman Trophy winner Derrick Henry. He wants to join the NFL and take a lot of the lessons he learned in Tuscaloosa with him…

“Remain humble, don’t make no excuses, do what you’re told, be coachable. Always work hard. I think I learned that from Coach Saban. You gotta work hard everyday.”

The parade could also be the final on-campus appearance for departing seniors like quarterback Jake Coker. Tight end O.J. Howard and kicker Adam Griffith are among the juniors returning next year.