The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning through Wednesday afternoon for the Florida Panhandle and Big Bend areas, and for South Georgia and Southeast Alabama.

A Wind Chill Advisory is also in effect through Wednesday morning for Southeast Alabama, the Florida Panhandle and Big Bend.

Sleet and freezing rain is spreading across Southeast Alabama, the Florida Panhandle and Southwest Georgia.

Freezing rain will spread southeastward during the night as temperatures fall below freezing, bringing a thin glaze of ice as far south as the Coastal Panhandle and Big Bend.

A brief period of sleet and snow is possible just before the precipitation ends.

Snow accumulations of 1 to 2 inches are possible nor5th of a line from Tufton to Blakely, Ga., to Defuniak Springs.

Elsewhere, the chance for snow will be lower, though a trace of snow is possible as far south as Tallahassee.

The precipitation will end from northwest to southeast during the day on Wednesday, The main impact of this even will most likely be the freezing rain, as even small amounts can seriously disrupt local travel.

Ice accumulations up to a tenth of an inch, and locally higher amounts possible.

A trace of a dusting of snow is possible, just before the precipitation ends Wednesday afternoon, but should not have as much impact as the icing.

The main impact is icy spots on roads and bridges may make driving hazardous. Even small amounts of icing can have significant impacts to travel in the Deep South.

If there is more freezing rain than currently expected, power outages could become a concern. Temperatures will be near or below freezing tonight, and in the mid-30s on Wednesday, with wind chills in the 20s.

A winter storm warning means significant amounts of icing are expected or occurring, This will make travel very hazardous or impossible.