FIRST ALERT WEATHER DAY: Snow moves through SWGA

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - A First Alert Weather Day was issued for early Wednesday. The Arctic Cold Front arrived overnight Tuesday and a narrow band of snow has worked its way east.

WALB Meteorologists say that highs will only reach the middle thirties Wednesday afternoon and wind chills stay in the twenties.

Tonight, a Hard Freeze is expected, with lows near 20.

A slow warming trend gets us back to average Saturday and then near 70 by Sunday. Rain arrives Monday and a little cool-down Tuesday.

A Winter Weather Advisory and Wind Chill Advisory are in effect until midday Wednesday.

A Winter Weather Advisory has been extended until 4 pm for all the counties along and north of Highway 280 because of snow-covered roads and icy bridges/overpasses. Temperatures will hover near freezing all day.

The wintry precipitation will move out around midday Wednesday. It'll be bitterly cold as northerly winds of 10-20 mph with gusts to 30 mph produce wind chills in the 10s and 20s and even single digits.

The coldest morning will be Thursday morning with lows near 20 degrees.

A hard freeze watch is in effect.

A warming trend gets us back to average Saturday, by Sunday near 70 degrees and rain comes Monday.

Shelters-

Rhema Word Cathedral, 610 W. Oglethorpe Blvd., will provide shelter overnight for the homeless. The Church will be accepting the homeless from 10 p.m. to midnight tonight. Also, the Church is accepting donations all day. Please call the office at 229.435.7324 ext. 10.

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