MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - It's not every day you get to spend your morning tracking snow showers across Alabama. A layer of white blanketed the ground across far north Alabama this morning with a few flurries falling into northern parts of our region. While the snowflakes are pretty, they're nothing more than a novelty. The bigger impact will be the cold air that has found a new temporary home. We're in store for a cold next 48 hours. Beyond that, a quick warming trend scours out the cold and ushers in a more pleasant close to the week...
TODAY: It's not so much the air temperatures itself as it is the wind chill creating issues. In fact, many areas this morning never officially fell below the freezing mark. But a stiff westerly breeze will cut right through you. Highs today area expected to max out in the lower and middle 40s. But as wind speeds continue to pick up wind chill readings will make it feel no better than the 30s all day long.
We'll continue to highlight a very low end possibility of a few snow flurries, mainly across Chilton, Coosa & Tallapoosa counties. Hard to image any flakes will be able to make it any farther south than that. Zero accumulation...zero impact.
Overnight temperatures will be much lower tonight, likely settling in the middle 20s. Any leftover breeze will drop chills even lower than that. Please remember to keep those pets in mind on a night like this. I don't think we're quite down into pipe wrapping territory, but we're close.
REST OF THE WEEK: Cold air hangs on Wednesday & we'll have another chilly morning Thursday. But temperatures will quickly moderate beyond that.
Thursday afternoon will feature highs into the upper 50s to lower 60s south with sunshine. Not bad considering we won't do better than 45 degrees today!
Another cool shot this weekend, but it's otherwise quiet. We'll watch for our next system to track into the early part of next week.