BIRMINGHAM, Alabama — Forecasters say strong winds and cold temperatures are expected across much of Alabama, with a few gusts as high as 35 mph.
The National Weather Service in Birmingham issued a wind advisory for central Alabama through Wednesday evening.
The advisory covers two of the state's largest cities, Birmingham and Montgomery, plus Anniston, Eufaula, Gadsden, Phenix City, Talladega, Tuscaloosa, Tuskegee and Troy.
Forecasters expected sustained winds of 15 to 25 mph with higher gusts that could make driving difficult.
The winds will make it feel all the colder since high temperatures are predicted to reach only the 30s across the northern two-thirds of the state.
Parts of north Alabama received snow flurries, and schools closed in Hoover and Blount County because of the possibility of snow.