Snow surprises Montgomery, River Region, but don't expect it to last
Light snow began falling across the Tri-County area on Tuesday morning as a powerful winter storm that has caused major problems on northern parts of Alabama as well as other southern states roared through the region.
There were also no reports of travel problems in the three counties but officials are urging caution if you do have to get out. Montgomery reported a low temperature Tuesday morning of near 20 degrees.
It's all part of a winter storm that has brought ice and snow to northern Alabama, as well as winter precipitation to a large swath of the nation.
According to the National Weather Service's office in Birmingham, the high in Montgomery today will be 38. Then it's back below freezing tonight with an expected low of 27.
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Snow flurries are expected to continue through the afternoon.
The recovery will be noticeable. Wednesday's high will be near 50, with a 40 percent chance of rain. There is a 100 percent chance of rain Wednesday night with a low of 47.
Contact Montgomery Advertiser reporter Marty Roney at firstname.lastname@example.org.