The leading edge of the cold air is already making its push into Marion, Winston, and Cullman counties. At last check the temperature was already down to 44º in Haleyville and continuing to fall. The colder air will spread southward through the early morning hours with rain arriving.
We’ve been tracking an axis of rain and embedded thunderstorms over Mississippi. This activity is now picking up speed as the primary surface low lifts northeast out of Mississippi. We still expect lots of rain and embedded thunder to impact our area after midnight. As for the winter precipitation threat, there are no major changes. A brief period of freezing rain is still possible in northwest counties before the moisture departs tomorrow morning. This will not be a major winter weather event but I would check in with the Good Day crew tomorrow morning for an update on road conditions along the 278 corridor.
The chances for icy road conditions increases further northwest across northern Mississippi and Tennessee. Our northwest counties will mainly encounter a light glaze on surfaces like car tops and tree limbs. Live coverage resumes on Good Day Alabama at 4:30 a.m.
Fox6 Meteorologist Wes Wyatt