"People living in areas that are prone to ice jam flooding should take the time in advance to prepare for the potential for flooding this Thursday and Friday". Drive with care and anticipated deteriorating travel conditions early this morning. Ice changes to snow.
The weather service also issued an urgent winter weather advisory about freezing rain and sleet Saturday, along with what it called a "flash freeze". The rest of the area remains under a Winter Weather Advisory. Temperatures stay well below freezing through the weekend, with highs only in the low to mid 20s. Some of the storms could produce heavy rainfall and areas of fog, resulting in a loss of visibility to some degree; motorists should use caution when driving as a result. Temperatures were expected to fall to around 24 degrees by 5 p.m. Winds could gust as high as 36 miles per hour. Chance of precipitation is 20 percent. Less than 1 inch of snow is expected. North winds gusting 5 to 10 miles per hour are expected. DAY: Mostly sunny, with a high near 28.
Saturday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 13.
The mercury will dip into the single digits and teens tomorrow night and the wind chill will likely dip to zero or below!
Parts of south Alabama could see a wintry mix, but it could be cold enough for all snow across parts of central and north Alabama.
Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 39.
Saturday will offer no respite from the frigid temperatures, with highs predicted to be around 19 degrees and wind chill readings as cold as minus 2 degrees, according to the weather service. Day, there is a 30 percent chance of snow before noon. New snow and sleet accumulation of 8 to 12 inches is possible, the Weather Service said. Sunday night will be very cold. "Another system approaching early next week may offer low chances for light rain or snow".
The low Friday will be about 17 degrees by 6 a.m. We are tracking higher amounts north and west of Lexington.