The Clayton County Office of Emergency Management is advising residents of a winter weather advisory to remain in effect from 5 p.m. Tuesday until 7 a.m. Wednesday.
About 8:30 p.m., the weather service warned of hazardous conditions on snow-covered roads. The snow impacts for east Alabama will happen later this afternoon.
On Tuesday, more flurries could move through the Chicago area before noon, the weather service said.
There have been winter storm warnings issued for parts of central and southeastern Texas to western Kentucky and Tennessee.
A light wind for much of Tuesday night should become northwest around 10 miles per hour toward dawn Wednesday. The rest of the area is under a Winter Weather Advisory, which means periods of snow will likely cause travel difficulties. "We still can't rule out there being just a hair more moisture with the system that could push totals a little bit higher". Some snow showers are possible on the backside of a passing cold front, but right now it doesn't look like much. Temperatures are expected to fall through the day Wednesday into the 20s, with lows in the teens and wind chills dropping to single digits overnight Wednesday night and Thursday morning after the snow ends, the weather service said.
The counties in the hard freeze warning are: Choctaw, Washington, Clarke, Wilcox, Monroe, Conecuh, Butler, Crenshaw, and inland Mobile and Baldwin.
Good Evening. Snow will move across the area tonight as cold Arctic Air moves in the region. "Our forces were brought in at 7 a.m. this morning to start pre-treating bridges and overpasses ahead of it on a 12-hour shift schedule", said Wes Kennedy, maintenance engineer with the DOT's West Central Georgia District.
Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 35. That said, some people will get no snow at all, while a few isolated spots could see two or three inches.
- A Wind Chill Advisory for 1 a.m. -1 p.m. Wednesday. the NWS says a Wind Chill Advisory means that cold air and the wind will combine to create low wind chills.
There's a "Wind Chill Advisory" in effect as well.