Record highs this week for Chilton County

Published 12:03 pm Tuesday, February 20, 2018


Chilton County can expect a week of “unseasonably warm” temperatures, the National Weather Service stated on Feb. 20.

NWS Birmingham has dubbed these warm February temperatures as “record highs.”

Highs of lower 80s, hanging around 80 and 81 degrees, with lows in the mid 60s are forecast for the Chilton County area until Friday, Feb. 23.

Days and nights will be partly sunny and mostly cloudy, the best chances for rain anticipated for the weekend, according to meteorologist Meredith Wyatt of NWS Birmingham.

Wyatt said the rise in temperatures came “definitely a lot earlier than we’ve anticipated.”

The temperatures reached this week typically emerge in late April and May, according to Wyatt.

Even a slight pollen dusting has swept the area.

“Still, winter can’t be ruled out,” Wyatt said. “We can still expect some cooler temperatures later on the forecast. We still have March and April to go.”

No further snow days are expected.

“The forecast is always likely to change, so it will be interesting to see how the weather will be trending in the next couple of weeks,” Wyatt said.