HOLT, Fla., Jan. 16, 2018–The National Weather Service in Mobile is calling for cold and snow for this area beginning tonight.
Lows with wind chill will make it feel like 8 degrees here tonight before warming up to a high of 36 degrees during the day Wednesday.
Because of the winter weather expected for this area, Okaloosa County has cancelled school and activities for tomorrow.
A wintry mix (freezing rain, sleet, snow) will gradually turn into light snow inland late this afternoon into this evening for areas west and north of Holt.
Wintry precipitation began across parts of Mississippi and Alabama counties earlier this afternoon.
This wintry precipitation will continue to expand to the south and east through the afternoon and evening hours.
A wintry mix is expected to develop for coastal areas tonight before turning to light snow then ending overnight.
Light accumulations of freezing rain–less than a tenth of an inch–are expected before the transition to all snow.
Areas south of the Interstate 10 corridor will experience a longer period of freezing rain before changing over to sleet and snow; areas north of I-10 have a shorter period of freezing rain and sleet before turning to all snow.
Total snow accumulations overnight will range from a 1/2-to-1 inch.
Conditions will very slowly improve through noon tomorrow.
Temperatures plunge well below freezing tonight, so any wintry accumulation left on the roads will cause very dangerous travel conditions, according to the NWS.
Dangerously low wind chill is expected tonight through Wednesday morning, midnight to 10 a.m., for the entire area.
Wind chill values plunge into the single digits near the coast and as low as -3 degrees for locations much further inland, mainly across northern Choctaw County in Alabama.
Temperatures will plummet into the teens to near 20 degrees for much of the area tonight through Thursday morning.
Additionally, a hard freeze warning will be in effect for this area Wednesday night.
National Weather Service Mobile forecast