Winter weather could affect those living in Chilton County

Published 2:04 pm Monday, March 2, 2015

Another round of winter weather is expected to hit parts of the state this week with a chance of the weather affecting those living in Chilton County.

“Right now, it is looking like Chilton County is right on the line for the winter storm,” said meteorologist Jason Davis with the National Weather Service in Birmingham. “Forecasts could change between now and then, though, so we ask people to stay updated.”

The “line” Davis is referring to includes a mix of freezing rain and sleet through parts of north and central Alabama, when temperatures are expected to go below freezing during the overnight hours on Wednesday and early Thursday morning.

Ice accumulation could be possible along a line that includes Chilton County, Davis said.

Prior to colder temperatures entering the state, Davis said highs on Tuesday could reach 70 degrees.

“There is going to be a pretty big warm up,” Davis said.

There is a 40-percent chance of rain and thunderstorms for much of the day Tuesday, and highs will be around 70 degrees during the day on Wednesday.

“Wednesday night is going to be when the temperatures really start to change,” Davis said. “A front is expected to come in bringing much lower temperatures.”

The high on Thursday is expected to be in the mid-30s with overnight lows reaching around 20 degrees.

With the potential for ice and freezing rain, Davis said it could affect travel in the areas affected by the storm.

“We are just encouraging everyone to remain weather aware and to stay updated with the forecast because it does change,” Davis said.

On Friday, temperatures are expected to be in the upper 40s and lower 50s.