The frigid temperatures will continue Sunday, with high temperatures under 20 degrees and wind chills around zero, according to the Weather Service.
The National Weather Service issued a Hazardous Weather Outlook for the region Thursday afternoon, calling for a winter storm to move through the area this weekend that may cause possible travel issues in the days ahead. Overnight, the skies will be mostly cloudy, with a low around 17 and a south wind of 6-8 miles per hour.
Freezing rain or sleet may linger into the morning commute on Monday. This will begin as light snow/flurries mainly north of I-64 before transitioning to a wintry mix containing snow, sleet, and freezing rain by 2 AM.
The weather service said forecast models are trending drier and have relegated possible ice impacts to a smaller area of northeast Alabama than previously forecast. Total ice accumulations of a light glaze are expected.
The next chance for substantial precipitation is Wednesday when Danielson said there's a chance rain will change over into snow.
The National Weather Service has forecast a 60 percent chance of rain or freezing rain Monday after 1 a.m. and continuing into rain later in the day.
O'Hara says temperatures next week are expected make it into the 30's and 40's.
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