Heavy rainfall expected throughout Chilton County

Published 4:42 pm Monday, February 10, 2014

Although parts of Alabama are expecting freezing rain, sleet and snow Monday night and Tuesday morning, Chilton County should only see heavy rainfall.

“It is looking like Chilton County will be in a rain situation,” said Matt Anderson with the National Weather Service in Calera. “There is no type of winter weather advisory for Chilton County.”

Anderson said Chilton County should start seeing heavy rainfall close to midnight on Monday and lasting until noon on Tuesday.

“There will be another surge of precipitation starting Tuesday night into Wednesday night,” Anderson said. “It will be a very wet pattern for the next couple of days.”

Anderson said meteorologists are currently monitoring a “frozen line” that could produce freezing rain and some travel issues close to Chilton County late Monday night and Tuesday morning.

“Right now that line involves Shelby County but is not too far away from Chilton County,” Anderson said. “It is somewhat close but right now we are expecting rainfall and worst-case scenario is there might be some freezing rain in the northern portions of the county. If that were to happen, there could be some travel issues on Tuesday morning.”

Temperatures for Tuesday and Wednesday are expected to reach 35-40 degrees with overnight lows staying the same.

“The temperatures are not going to fluctuate,” Anderson said. “They should remain about the same during the overnight hours.”