Chambers County under hard freeze warning as temperatures expected to drop

Published 10:53 am Monday, January 15, 2024

The National Weather Service in Birmingham put a hard freeze warning over most of central Alabama, including Chambers County. 

Light rainfall and dropping temperatures to 23-30 degrees are expected Monday evening. By Tuesday morning, parts of the county are expected to be below-freezing temperatures with a chance of a wintry mix of freezing rain and sleet overnight. 

NWS Meteorologist Holly Allen said the temperature will continue to drop especially in the northern part of the county for several hours after sunrise Tuesday. 

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According to Allen, there is a light potential of icy conditions in the county Monday night and Tuesday morning. However, by 8 a.m. Tuesday, the moisture will be moving out of the county. 

The temperatures will remain low throughout the week with Tuesday night and Wednesday morning temperatures forecasted in the teens. 

This week, Allen said people should make plans for exposed pipes and outdoor pets as the temperatures continue to drop in the evenings and at night. NWS also warned of icy spots on roads and bridges. 

Allen said the forecast is expected to be updated and refined in the coming hours and recommended checking back in with the NWS.