Cold front expected for Chilton County

Published 2:12 pm Monday, February 24, 2014

A cold front will bring freezing temperatures to Chilton County this week.

“The temperatures are going to change significantly,” Jessica Chase with the National Weather Service in Calera said. “A cold front will be moving through the area and the warmer temperatures we had over the weekend will quickly change.”

Chase said the cold front should be moving through Alabama Tuesday night into Wednesday with rain expected much of Tuesday night.

“Wednesday temperatures will only reach upper 30s,” Chase said. “Those temperatures are not really going to change throughout the day on Wednesday.”

Wednesday night lows should reach about 25 degrees and highs on Thursday will be lower 40s.

Chase said parts of Alabama could see snow flurries along the northern portion of the state, but no snow is expected for Chilton County.

“We are only looking at rainfall for the county,” Chase said. “Temperatures will be too warm for it to snow. Given the latest model run we don’t anticipate that being a problem, but we do remind individuals that the freezing line can change.”

Chase said temperatures for the remainder of the week should gradually increase each day with highs in the mid 50s or low 60s.

Overnight lows are expected to be in the upper 40s.