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Snow and Ice in North Central Alabama Wednesday

The rain and sleet in north central Alabama should turn to snow between 6 and 9 p.m.

A winter storm warning remains in effect until 6 a.m. Thursday and covers Marion, Winston, Walker, Blount, Etowah, Calhoun, Cherokee, Cleburne, Jefferson, Shelby, St. Clair, Talladega, Clay and Randolph counties. Rain will turn to snow Wednesday morning over north Alabama, with the changeover not expected around Birmingham until mid-afternoon. Some spots in the northeast corner of the state could see up to 8 inches of additional snow after some spots there received 6 inches Tuesday. About an inch of snow and ice could fall around Birmingham. A wintry mix could affect communities as far south as Auburn.

A state of emergency remains effect for all Alabama counties. Officials warn the winter weather could make travel dangerous and spawn power outages. Many schools have closed because of the weather.

~UPDATED: 5:50 p.m. February 12, 2014