County expecting snow Friday; schools will remain open

Shelby County is looking at the possibility of two to four inches of snow Feb. 12, according to the National Weather Service.

Meteorologist Kevin Pence said the county would be under a winter storm warning from daybreak until mid-afternoon Friday.

“It could be snowing before 6 a.m., but I would think peak hours would be 8 a.m.-2 p.m.,” he said. “It’s definitely coming our way. We’ll definitely be looking at snow here.”

Snow is already falling in other parts of the state.

Pence said he expects the snow to accumulate through the day and then melt late Friday afternoon. Since temperatures are expected to be at 23 degrees or lower Friday night, there is a possibility that road conditions will be icy, Pence said.

Shelby County Schools will remain open Friday. For more information, parents and students can check the system’s Web site at Shelbyed.k12.al.us.

Pence said Valentine’s Day could be a dreary affair, with rain expected Sunday night. Snow is a possibility Sunday as well.