The National Weather Service in Birmingham held a weather briefing with the Emergency Managers throughout the state this morning to give an update on the potential winter weather this weekend and into next week.
This is what we know…
It appears the cold temperatures have pushed a developing system of moisture that was moving up from the Gulf of Mexico further to the south. That system was expected to impact Alabama Tuesday night and Wednesday of next week however it appears to no longer pose a threat to the Cherokee County region.
There is a very minimal threat for any freezing rain, sleet, or snow over the weekend.
The main threat of winter weather will be well to the south of Cherokee County.
As it stand right now there is very little to no threat of wintry precipitation for Cherokee County at least through next week however the temperatures will be extremely cold.
Monday morning the lows will be right around 20 with a wind chill around 9 so make sure you take those extra precautions to stay warm and if you have elderly or disabled neighbors make sure to take the time to help them so they can stay warm.
There have been some questions regarding the opening of warming stations, at this time there have been no requests from anyone needing shelter. If the need should arise EMA will make the necessary arrangements to ensure those in need of a warm place to stay are taken care of.