Risky wind chills expected Saturday; warmer temps Sunday

Posted January 07, 2018

Temperatures could rise Saturday night, heading up to 30 on Sunday, with a 50-50 chance of snow, the Weather Service said.

Wind chill advisories haven't been posted yet for Thursday night or Friday and Friday night, but the Weather Service said wind chills are expected to fall to 20 below in all three time periods.

If you haven't already felt the biting cold temperatures as you were clearing snow from your vehicle on Thursday afternoon, you will very soon.

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Derry said highs Monday through next Thursday should be in the 20s, with clouds on Monday and next Thursday and sun Tuesday and Wednesday.

The advisory will be in effect from 1 a.m. Friday through noon on Saturday. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS. A Wind Chill Advisory means that cold air and the wind will combine to create low wind chills. Expect wind chills to range from 5 above zero to 15 below zero tonight through Saturday morning. The high Saturday is expected to be around 11 degrees and wind gusts of 30 to 40 miles per hour are possible at any point into the evening, though the winds will die down overnight, Quinlan said.

That can result in snow blowing onto roads that have already been cleared, and it also poses the risk of fallen tree branches knocking out power, the weather service said.

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The Huntsville office of the National Weather Service (NWS) is advising residents of Cullman and other North Alabama counties that a band of moisture may converge with sub-freezing temperatures late Sunday and early Monday morning, opening a window of opportunity for freezing rain that could see light accumulation before melting away in the daytime Monday.

Snowfall totals have been considerably lower in western sections of the Garden State.

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