Alabamians can breathe a little easier after a freezing rain advisory faded away on Friday morning.
The wintry weather was expected to cause icy roads, closings and traffic delays across East Alabama. In Gadsden, there were no reports of any ice as of 7 a.m. Highway 431, thought to be a trouble area for ice, was completely clear.
The conditions for the freezing rain event were not reached on Friday morning. In many areas, it neither rained nor saw freezing temperatures. Many counties were dropped from the freezing rain advisory around 7 a.m. The only Alabama counties that were still concerned were Cherokee and Cleburne Counties.
Sunny weather can be expected to return for the weekend with highs in the 50's. Temperatures are also expected to bump into the upper 60's in the middle of next week and may bring rain and thunderstorms at the end of the month.
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