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Wednesday morning First Alert forecast (01/17/2018)

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Posted at 4:06 AM, Jan 17, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-17 01:59:05-05

MIDWAY, Fl. (WTXL) -- Wednesday morning's cold front will bring the chance of wintry precipitation to mainly Southwest Georgia counties. After the front passes, major cold is expected for a few days before temperatures begin to warm back up.

Wednesday: Some morning lows are actually going to be daytime highs for spots today as temperatures start off in the upper 30s to lower 40s and they'll continue to cool off due to a rush of Arctic air from the northwest. The potential for some wintry precipitation is here for today, mainly for counties north of the state-line. Interior counties of the Western Big Bend may see a mix of rain/snow with some brief flurries that are not expected to accumulate.

For Southwest Georgia, however, accumulation of less than 1" is possible. Because of the potential impacts due to accumulating snow and any potential icing, there is a Winter Weather Advisory in effect until 1:00pm ET for several counties in Southwest Georgia.

Daytime highs in the afternoon may reach the upper 30s to lower 40s. Winds will pick up behind the front, making the air feel even colder, with potential wind chills in the 20s for the late morning hours.

Your Wednesday Marine and Beach forecast information can be found here:

Thursday and Friday: Chilly morning are anticipated with morning lows in the 20s and highs in the 40s on Friday and 50s on Saturday. The wind may be breezy on Thursday morning, allowing for frigid wind chills again.

Saturday and Sunday: Warmer and mostly sunny conditions are expected. Forecast lows are near freezing on Saturday and in the 40s on Sunday. Expect highs to climb toward the upper 60s and even reach 70° by Sunday.

Monday and Tuesday: Another cold front will approach early next week, allowing for the chance for showers and storms to return. Expect lows near 50° with highs near 70°. Rain coverage looks to be around 30-40%.

You can catch the forecast on ABC 27 News starting at 5:00 each weekday morning, as well as ABC 27 News at Noon. First Alert Chief Meteorologist Casanova Nurse has your forecast at 5:00, 5:30, 6:00, and 11:00 this evening.

Plus, you can get the First Alert forecast every 10 minutes on Channel 27.3 Weather NOW.

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