Winter Weather Impacts for Sunday – Wednesday! (12-31-2017 at 8:45 A.M.)

As of 8:45 A.M., December 31, 2017

Latest Hazardous Weather Outlook and graphics from the National Weather Service in Birmingham, AL

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Hazardous Weather Outlook

National Weather Service Birmingham AL

339 AM CST Sun Dec 31 2017



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339 AM CST Sun Dec 31 2017

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for the counties served by the National Weather Service office in Birmingham.

.DAY ONE…Outlook through Tonight.

A low pressure system forming in the northern Gulf of Mexico will bring rain and possibly some wintry weather, including a mixture of sleet and freezing rain, causing light accumulations of ice, or less than a tenth of an inch. The precipitation will also shift southward into warmer temperatures, so conditions should improve.

Rain, mixed with sleet at times, is possible as far south as the Interstate 85 corridor.

Behind the storm system, very cold temperatures will spread into the region. Temperatures in Central Alabama will drop into the teens and low 20s overnight. The coldest temperatures are expected in the north, where readings as low as the lower teens are expected. In addition to the cold temperatures wind chills will drop into the single digits and even below zero across the north as early as 4 am and may continue through the morning hours.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN…Monday through Saturday.

A prolonged period of cold temperatures will be in place for much of the week. While conditions remain dry, temperatures will drop into the lower teens to lower 20s each morning, resulting in a hard freeze possible through Saturday morning. A few locations may even drop into the single digits across the north. Winds chills will also be below zero across the northern portions of the area on both Monday and Tuesday mornings.


Activation of storm spotters and emergency management may be needed through this afternoon.