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A little shot of cold

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Clear skies expected by Thursday morning Clear skies expected by Thursday morning
Model forecast for wind chill on Thursday Model forecast for wind chill on Thursday

Winter isn't done with Georgia and Alabama quite yet, as a cold, dry air mass will settle into the Deep South for a quick visit to close out the month of February.

Rain moved in during the early morning hours, leaving around a quarter-inch in the city of Columbus by the time it left the area before noon.  Clouds will linger for a while this afternoon, but should gradually clear out later on tonight.

The rain accompanied a cold front that represents the leading edge of the arctic air mass.  Temperatures in Columbus reached the daily high of 54º around 2 AM prior to the frontal passage, and fell steadily toward the upper 30s, with only modest recovery expected this afternoon.  Winds will remain brisk into the evening before they diminish some overnight.

Temperatures will plunge tonight with the clearing skies, and lows should reach the middle and upper 20s in many areas, thus delivering a hard freeze. Since winds are unlikely to go calm, Thursday morning will bring the lowest wind chill values we've seen in a couple of weeks.

After one more subfreezing morning on Friday, a warming trend will bring temperatures back above average readings Saturday and Sunday.  Rain appears to be out of the picture for us until early next week.

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