NWS: Upstate weather breaks records Wednesday

Heavy rain is expected during Thursday morning and Friday evening commutes, according to the weather service.

"It's like tubing on mashed potatoes", she said of the snow in warmer conditions, adding that 28 degrees is her ideal temperature. The NWS says to expected snow accumulating one to three inches before eventually turning to freezing rain and then rain.

Another day of rain showers and mild temperatures is expected for the midstate on Wednesday and into the weekend, according to forecasters. The ice that formed overnight Friday had melted by the early afternoon Saturday in the metro-east when the temperature reached a high of 35.

The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory, which will begin this evening and is expected to last through Wednesday.

The winter storm warning was converted to an advisory shortly after 9:00 p.m. Sunday night, which was subsequently cancelled just before 7:00 a.m. Monday morning.

The weather service advises individuals in the winter storm watch to continue monitoring the latest forecasts.

South and south-central Alabama appear to be the target areas for the strongest storms, according to the weather service - which cautioned that the timing and threat areas will be refined over the coming days. A stronger storm on Friday will bring heavier rain, more snow, strong winds and further the possibility of thunderstorms.

Rain and gusty winds will be back on Friday. Residents living in flood prone areas were urged to "take appropriate precautions". Southerly winds will gust up to 30 knots across coastal waters Wednesday night and Thursday night ahead of a couple of frontal systems crossing the area.

Best advice is to remain aware of the oncoming weather as there remains a fair amount of uncertainty in the forecast.

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