Killing Freeze/Frost This Weekend… Thursday Forecast Update – 4:50pm #alwx


Good Thursday afternoon! It has turned out to be a beautiful Fall day across Alabama, with temperatures topping out in the upper 60s to lower 70s, under a sunny sky. Temperatures will get chilly again tonight, with lows falling into the lower 40s. Expect skies to become partly cloudy tonight ahead of a cold front. Skies will remain partly cloudy on Friday, but the risk of rain is low. Don’t be shocked if a quick light shower moves over you on Friday, but most areas will remain dry. A breezy north wind will take over as a strong cold front moves in Friday afternoon.

Halloween night will be cold, with temperatures falling into the 40s after 7pm and 30s after 11pm. Expect a low near or just below freezing for most areas late Friday night and early Saturday morning. With a breezy wind Friday night, I don’t expect any widespread frost, but a freeze is possible. A very deep upper air trough will dig across the eastern US, causing the cold air to spill well into the southern US. A major winter storm is expected in the higher elevations of the Smoky Mountains Friday night and on Saturday, with snow totals near 1 foot in some areas near Gatlinburg. Of-course, there is no snow in the forecast for our part of the south… This will be the coldest air so far this season!


Expect a full dose of sunshine on Saturday, with a cold north wind. Highs will struggle to reach the lower to middle 50s for highs on Saturday. As winds go calm Saturday night, a killing freeze/frost combination is expected across much of west and central Alabama. Take your cold weather precautions now to protect outdoor plants. Don’t forget the time change Saturday night/Sunday morning. Set your clock back 1 hour before going to bed Saturday night.

Temperatures will slowly warm back into the upper 60s on Monday and lower 70s on Tuesday and Wednesday.

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