At Midnight, Cold Front Continues To March Slowly Into & Across The Area

The cold front has made it well into the northern half of North/Central Alabama possibly located along the I-59 corridor from northeast to southwest. Temperatures just ahead of the front are in the upper 50s to right at 60 degrees, to 38 degrees in Muscle Shoals and 30 degrees in Memphis.

Showers continue to move in from the west across a good bit of the area at this time. We did have a report of a few sleet pellets mixing in with the rain earlier in the night up in Russellville in Franklin County, but that is it so far.

Wind Advisories are in effect for all of North/Central Alabama through the remainder of the overnight hours and into the morning. The North Alabama counties are set to expire at 12:00 pm Tuesday, while the Central Alabama counties will go until 5:00 pm Tuesday.

If the front has not reached your location as of yet, winds will begin to pick up and shift to out of the north with gusts possibly reaching as high as 30-40 MPH in spots as the front reaches and passes. Winds remain rather calm well out ahead of the front. Wind chills could reach as low as 5-25 degrees across the area throughout the morning north of the I-85 corridor.

We still expect widespread light rain to potentially make a transition to a mixture of freezing rain, sleet and snow during the pre-dawn hours before tapering off around sunrise Tuesday morning. In North Alabama, a light dusting to no accumulation of wintry precipitation is expected. As a result, travel impacts should be very minimal. However, a thin glaze of ice may result in a few slick spots on bridges and overpasses. No accumulations are expected at all for Central Alabama.

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