Before midnight Sunday, we have a chance of rain and freezing rain with little or no ice accumulation expected. Snow and sleet are possible between midnight and 3 a.m. with a small dusting to half an inch of accumulation possible in some areas.
After that, temperatures will rapidly fall, resulting in what forecasters are calling a “Flash Freeze.”
Once the temps begin to drop they will do so rapidly.
The low Monday morning will be in the teens and it won’t be getting much warmer for the next few days.
The low overnight Monday will be around 6 degrees.
These are the coldest temperatures we have had in years, and now is the time to prepare.
Cherokee Emergency Management Director Beverly Daniel
Another concern is the wind, which could see gusts of up to 35 miles per hours, making it feel more like -3 degrees with the wind chill.
A Hard Freeze Warning and a wind chill advisory are in effect from midnight tonight until midnight tomorrow.
A winter weather advisory is in effect from 6 this evening until 11 tomorrow morning.
And a Wind Advisory is in effect from 6 tonight until 6 tomorrow night.
Due to the cold weather and the threat of precipitation, the Cherokee County School System will delay opening on Monday by two hours. Once again, Cherokee County Schools will be in session but will start two hours later than normal.
In addition, the Cherokee County Child Development Center will open at 8 Monday morning.
DeKalb County Schools, Cornerstone Christian Academy, Gadsden City and Etowah County Schools will delay opening by 2 hours on both Monday and Tuesday.
Calhoun County, Piedmont City, Anniston City, Cleburne County, Donoho, Jacksonville City, Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic, and Oxford City will be delayed 2 hours Monday through Wednesday.
Faith Christian will be will be delayed 2 hours on Monday.
Gadsden State Community College will also delay opening by 2 hours on Monday and Tuesday.
The Cherokee County Administration Building, Courthouse and Library will also all open two hours later than normal.