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Frigid Monday morning, but even colder Monday night, Tuesday morning

By Scott Buttram

TRUSSVILLE — At 8 a.m. the local temperature was 18 degrees with a wind chill of 10 and that is a cold way to wake up, but it isn’t as cold as it will be on Monday night and Tuesday morning. Monday’s high is expected to be 21.

The National Weather Service in Birmingham is predicting single-digit lows overnight Monday with wind chills below zero.

“You will notice that temperatures will not rise much at all today, and the windy conditions will keep wind chills in the 0 to 10 degree range for much of the day,” National Weather Service in Birmingham reported on Facebook. “Tonight will likely be the coldest night in central Alabama in more than 10 years, with lows in the single digits to lower teens. Temperatures are not likely to climb above freezing until Wednesday afternoon. Now is the time to rush to completion any remaining preparations for the bitter cold. Cover exposed pipes and bring in or provide shelter for pets and livestock! Also make sure to check on those that don’t have a sufficient heat source.”

School delays will continue Tuesday morning for all our area schools. Jefferson County schools will delay opening until 10 a.m. Monday and Tuesday. St. Clair County schools will delay opening by two hours on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Trussville City schools will be closed on Monday and open two hours later than normal Tuesday.

The Alabama Department of Transportation is reporting no road closings in Jefferson County, but warns of icy spots and advises caution on the roadways.

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