MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) - Temperatures have started to fall and that won't be changing anytime soon. Heading into tonight the chance of seeing a winter mix of rain and sleet, scattered snow showers, and maybe some ice will be going up. That is why we have a winter weather advisory that is currently in effect that will run until 6 am tomorrow morning.
Any snow accumulations we see tonight will mainly be around a half of an inch, but locally a few areas might see close to if not a little more than an inch. As for ice accumulations, it should be minimal, less than a tenth of an inch, but any ice still makes travel dangerous.
Accumulation Breakdown: If you live north of I-10 you will see some snow tonight. Again, the chance of accumulations of more than an inch will be slight. Areas along and south of I-10 will have a wintry mix during the early evening, but the later it gets, the more likely snow is. Along the coast the most likely situation is a rain and sleet mix. Some models have shown a trace of snow reaching some coastal locations, but it's not likely there is more than a dusting.
The line of wintry weather will move from the northwest to the southeast.
If you can avoid traveling tonight and tomorrow morning you should do so. Most snow and ice related injuries occur on the roadways.
Any winter weather should be gone by daybreak tomorrow. Regardless if you see winter weather or not everyone will be below freezing tonight.
Tonight will be dangerously cold. Lows in most spots will fall into the upper teens and lower twenties, but farther inland mid teens will be possible. However, that's not all, you couple that with a north wind around 15-20 mph and wind chills tonight will be in the single digits and could get close to 0. Make sure you take necessary precautions for a hard freeze.
Remember the 5 P's
5. Practice Proper Fire Safety
Tomorrow will see temperatures struggle to climb. We will only reach the middle 30s, but with the wind it will likely feel below freezing much of the day.
Tomorrow night will see temperatures fall quickly again and another hard freeze is likely with lows back in the upper teens.
We stay cool Thursday with highs in the upper 40s, but we are back in the middle 20s Thursday night.
If you are looking for warmer days they will come this weekend as highs will be back in the 60s with a slight chance of rain.