Area under winter weather advisory

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Okaloosa County is under a wind chill advisory from midnight to 10 a.m. Wednesday. (National Weather Service Mobile)

HOLT, Fla., Jan. 15, 2018–The National Weather Service in Mobile has issued a winter weather advisory for the forecast area from noon Tuesday to 6 a.m. Wednesday.

Additionally, a wind chill advisory is in effect from midnight to 10 a.m. Wednesday.

Tonight’s forecast temperature is around 30 degrees  with a high of 57 degrees Tuesday. Lows Tuesday night are expected to be around 25 degrees with 10 mph wind.

A wintry mix of precipitation Tuesday is expected across all of southeast Mississippi, much of southwest and south central Alabama and the northwest Florida panhandle.

Precipitation initially in the form of a wintry mix of light rain, sleet and snow will gradually turn into light snow across the region late Tuesday afternoon into Tuesday night.

Snow accumulations are generally expected to be less than one half inch.

Elevated northerly winds will bring dangerous wind chills in the single digits late Tuesday night into Wednesday morning, according to the NWS in Mobile.

Temperatures will fall well below freezing Tuesday night, so any lingering light snow accumulations on area roadways will cause slick travel conditions even after
precipitation ends.

Highs Wednesday will be unusually cold and expected to only reach the mid-to-upper 30s for most areas, which is about 20-to-25 degrees below seasonable values, according to the NWS in Mobile.

A hard freeze watch will likely be required for all areas north of the coast Wednesday night into early Thursday morning.

Lows Thursday night look to remain above hard freeze warning criteria and range from the mid 20s inland to the lower 30s at the coast.

A warming trend follows with seasonable to slightly above seasonable temperatures expected by the weekend.

National Weather Service Mobile advisory

 

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