HOLT, Fla., Jan. 15, 2018–Much colder temperatures are forecast to return late Tuesday night through Thursday with a possible light wintery mix of precipitation late Tuesday afternoon according to the National Weather Service in Mobile.
An arctic cold front approaching from the west moves through the area Tuesday and ushers very cold air into the region.
Isolated patches of light wintry precipitation are possible over interior southeast Mississippi and interior southwest Alabama late Tuesday afternoon then across most of the area Tuesday night.
While no accumulation of wintry precipitation is expected, a light dusting of snow in some locations cannot be ruled out, according to the NWS in Mobile.
Much colder air flows into the area in the wake of the cold front with lows Tuesday night ranging from the upper teens well inland to the upper 20s at the coast.
This area can expect lows in the low 20s.
Wednesday night will be a bit colder with mid teens well inland ranging to mid 20s at the coast, and a hard freeze watch may include this area as well.
Northerly winds near 10 mph will combine with the very cold temperatures to create wind chill values of 5-to-10 over interior areas from late Tuesday night into early Wednesday morning, and a wind chill advisory will likely be issued.
Residents across the region should make preparations for cold temperatures late Tuesday into Thursday morning and also continue to monitor the latest forecasts regarding the potential for light wintry precipitation late Tuesday afternoon into Tuesday night.
National Weather Service in Mobile weather statement