Published: Sun, January 07, 2018
World | By Camille Rivera

Alabama's warmup begins but freezing rain possible Sunday night for some

Alabama's warmup begins but freezing rain possible Sunday night for some

Now it seems as if only rain will fall.

That's the real-world implications of a National Weather Service wind chill advisory, which will be in effect until 8 a.m. Sunday.

Freezing rain or sleet may linger into the morning commute on Monday.

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While there is a 40 percent chance of snow on Monday, temperatures will climb to almost 30 degrees on Monday under cloudy skies before the skies clear on Tuesday and the thermometer pushes above the freezing mark for the first times in days. There have been no discussions of cancelling school on Monday.

Unofficial reports from the eastern end of Orangeburg County estimate snowfall totals between 4 inches to 6 inches in areas such as Holly Hill, Eutawville and Vance.

If you have planned outdoor activities this weekend, wear a hat and gloves as temperatures will remain in the teens at night and mid to upper thirties during the day.

Wind Chill Warnings/Advisories continue across our area into Tuesday morning
Temperatures will be in the teens at midnight, including in the city, with a wind chill in the low single digits. Clear and cold tomorrow night with low temps in the single digits to low teens and a negative wind chill.

It was so cold that SCE&G reported its customers set a new electricity usage record.

MoDOT plans to have fully staffed crews with more than 200 plow trucks to clear the roadways from 7 a.m. Sunday into Monday afternoon.

According to the National Weather Service, winds were expected to diminish later Tuesday night, but dangerously cold temperatures were expected to continue with a threat of hard freeze conditions Wednesday night through Thursday night.

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Temperatures next week are going to be seasonal with highs in the 50s and lows in the 30s.

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