Freezing conditions to continue Thursday

Published 5:40 pm Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Following the latest winter weather event, Chilton County could experience below-freezing temperatures well into the day Thursday, the National Weather Service predicted.

Lingering snow was also a possibility through about 6 a.m. Thursday, with the brunt of precipitation falling on Central Alabama between 5 p.m. Wednesday and midnight Thursday.

“We may not see a temperature above freezing until 10 a.m.,” said NWS meteorologist Jody Aaron, adding that motorists should be aware of potentially hazardous road conditions.

The low Thursday morning was forecast at 29, while the high could reach 41, depending on the amount of snow and ice.

The cold temperatures will continue into Friday but will start to slack off by Saturday.

“Friday morning is going to be a cold one,” Aaron said, estimating a morning low in the low-to-mid 20s.

In contrast, Saturday’s high is forecast in the mid-50s, and the temperature may reach the 60s by Sunday.

“Sunday’s looking to be quite spring-like,” Aaron said.

There is no significant precipitation included in the forecast for next week. For weather updates, visit