Frigid temperatures expected Tuesday and Wednesday

Published 2:11 pm Monday, January 6, 2014

Although frigid temperatures in Chilton County will stick around until Wednesday, a warming trend could bring temperatures to 60 degrees by the weekend.

“The good news about this cold weather period is that it will get better,” said Meteorologist Aaron Gleason with the National Weather Service in Calera.

Gleason said there is no more threat of icy conditions throughout Chilton County and any precipitation would have fallen Sunday night.

“If you saw snow flurries it was Sunday night,” Gleason said. “There is no more precipitation in the forecast through Wednesday night.”

Temperatures on Tuesday will be cold with highs only reaching the mid-20s and overnight lows around 15 degrees.

Wednesday’s daytime temperature should reach around 40 degrees with overnight lows around 28 degrees.

Gleason said the winds should die down on Tuesday with the threat of the coldest wind chills predicted for Monday.

“If you have to be outside you need to bundle up with hats, coats and gloves,” Gleason said. “The winds will be calm on Tuesday but it will be very cold. Wind chills on Monday were close to zero or below zero.”

Gleason said a warming trend should bring seasonal temperatures throughout the rest of the week with a possibility of temperatures reaching 60 degrees this weekend.

“The warmer weather this weekend gives us all something to look forward to,” Gleason said.