January 27 Winter Weather Discussion

By: Aaron Morrison Email
By: Aaron Morrison Email

After a nice weekend warming, another arctic blast is heading our way. The good news with this front, is that it will not be long lived and will quickly lift off to our north and east by Thursday. However, with that said, there will be some brutal temperatures with this arctic air as well as chances of some wintery precipitation.

As we head into the evening hours expect temperatures to drop into the 20s tonight with Northerly winds around 15 to 20 mph. Not only will it be a cold night for us, but when you factor in the wind speed, we are dealing with dangerous wind chills. Wind chills for most of the night will be in the single digits and will stick with us through much of the early hours tomorrow.

Tomorrow is where it gets tricky, all models are consistent on the timing of the event for our area around 9/10 am. The amount of snow we could see is still being contradicted by the models, but as we get closer to the timing of the event we will know more. As it is extremely hard to forecast snow in the South, it usually takes up to the day of the event, even a few hours before the event before everything can be ironed out.

For now I'm certain everyone along and south of I-20 will see snow and everyone north of I-20 will see a dusting to a flurry. As we get later into the day Brian will have more on this as well as make sure you watch the 5, 6, and 10. For now, this are my thoughts on the totals of snowfall we could see.

Philadelphia: - Should Remain Dry

Union - A Dusting

Decatur - 0.25 - 0.5"

Meridian - 0.25 - 1"

Demopolis - 0.5 - 1.5"

Forest - 0.5 - 1.5"

Butler - 1 - 2"

Laurel - Wintry Precipitation Mix 1 - 2"

Waynesboro - Wintry Mix 1 - 2.5"

The further South you are the greater your chances of seeing a wintry mix which will lower your chances of seeing accumulation. However, all models still agree and continue to agree throughout the past few day that along and south of Highway 84 will see the best chance of winter weather.

Brian will have more this evening and of course, watch me tomorrow morning for more updates on what to expect.

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