The Arctic Express Arrives
Warmer Weather Returns Soon
A power-packed Arctic cold front will arrive from northwest to southeast across the Chattahoochee Valley Tuesday morning. In advance of it, clouds will thicken under the cover of darkness, allowing temperatures to stay above freezing for the time being. Rain associated with this front will only last for a few hours and will be long gone before sunset Tuesday, but as the depth of cold air deepens in the wake of the cold front, some areas, especially north of Columbus will end with snow flurries. A few areas across northern Harris, northern Lee, Troup and Chambers counties can have a thin covering of snow on non-paved surfaces; even up to a half inch over parts of Chambers county, AL. While snow will melt on area roads as temperatures fall into the 30s, the question is whether or not the gusty breeze will be enough to dry the road surface off before it goes below freezing Tuesday evening and Tuesday night. That said, there can be patches of black ice so extreme caution is advised after the sun goes down.
After a cold start Wednesday and Thursday mornings, the air will start to modify. Despite an occasional shower possible this weekend into early next week, it will turn out much warmer. Stay tuned and stay safe.