Area could see some freezing rain

Published 12:42 pm Thursday, February 6, 2014

David Adams, the director of the Escambia County Emergency Management Agency, said Thursday afternoon that the Atmore area could see some frozen precipitation later in the day, but no accumulation is expected.

Adams said that the National Weather Service in Mobile forecasts that less than an inch of wet snow could fall in areas west of Interstate 65, such as Camden and Chatom, but areas east of I-65 should see much lighter amounts. The NWS is reporting that areas east of I-65 (such as Escambia County) should expect participation to be mainly a mix of sleet and rain with little or no accumulation.

The NWS notes that the ground is much warmer today than it was in last week’s storm, so that should prevent any accumulation.

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“The impact is expected to be low for our area, but please, still drive with caution,” Adams said. Bridges and overpasses could become slippery in some instances.

Today’s projected high is 42 degrees and the low is 30. Friday’s forecasted high is 58, with a low of 40.