Ala schools opening late, closing as forecasters say wind chill readings could drop below zero

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HUNTSVILLE, Alabama — Schools and government offices are closing or opening late across north Alabama as some of the coldest air of the winter approaches.

More than 20 school systems postponed classes or shut down Wednesday, and a few county offices closed. It was the second straight day of abbreviated operations for some.

Snow showers left a dusting of powder in areas, and more is possible.

The National Weather Service issued a wind chill advisory for 7 p.m. Wednesday through 11 a.m. Thursday for northern Alabama. Forecasters say wind chill values from zero to 10 degrees below zero are possible.

The weather service says snow showers could leave around one-half inch of frozen precipitation in areas, and roads could be icy.

Heavier accumulations of snow are possible north of the Tennessee state line.

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