A Freeze Warning remains in effect through 10am Wednesday. Unseasonably cold air combined with light winds and clear skies tonight will lead to a hard freeze overnight.
URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HUNTSVILLE AL 325 PM CDT TUE MAR 25 2014 ...FREEZE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 10 PM CDT THIS EVENING TO 10 AM CDT WEDNESDAY... .A RIDGE OF ARCTIC HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD SOUTHEASTWARD ACROSS THE REGION THROUGH WEDNESDAY MORNING. CLEAR SKIES AND CALM WINDS TONIGHT WILL SET THE STAGE FOR STRONG RADIATIONAL COOLING...WITH A DAMAGING HARD FREEZE EXPECTED FOR THE ENTIRE AREA TONIGHT. ALZ001>010-016-TNZ076-096-097-261000- /O.CON.KHUN.FZ.W.0001.140326T0300Z-140326T1500Z/ LAUDERDALE-COLBERT-FRANKLIN AL-LAWRENCE-LIMESTONE-MADISON-MORGAN- MARSHALL-JACKSON-DEKALB-CULLMAN-MOORE-LINCOLN-FRANKLIN TN- INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...FLORENCE...MUSCLE SHOALS... RUSSELLVILLE...MOULTON...ATHENS...HUNTSVILLE...DECATUR... GUNTERSVILLE...SCOTTSBORO...FORT PAYNE...CULLMAN...LYNCHBURG... FAYETTEVILLE...WINCHESTER 325 PM CDT TUE MAR 25 2014 ...FREEZE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 10 PM THIS EVENING TO 10 AM CDT WEDNESDAY... * TIMING AND AREAS AFFECTED...ALL OF NORTHERN ALABAMA AND LINCOLN... MOORE...AND FRANKLIN COUNTIES IN SOUTHERN MIDDLE TENNESSEE BETWEEN 10 PM CDT THIS EVENING AND 10 AM CDT WEDNESDAY. * TEMPERATURE...LOWS WILL FALL INTO THE 20 TO 25 DEGREE RANGE FOR MOST OF THE REGION. HOWEVER...LOCATIONS IN ELEVATED TERRAIN AND NEAR LARGE BODIES OF WATER MAY ONLY FALL INTO THE 25 TO 30 DEGREE RANGE. * IMPACTS...THIS WILL BE A DAMAGING HARD FREEZE FOR THE ENTIRE AREA. SENSITIVE VEGETATION THAT IS ALREADY GROWING OR IN BLOOM WILL LIKELY BE KILLED OR DAMAGED SUBSTANTIALLY. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A FREEZE WARNING MEANS SUB-FREEZING TEMPERATURES ARE IMMINENT OR HIGHLY LIKELY. THESE CONDITIONS WILL KILL CROPS AND OTHER SENSITIVE VEGETATION.
While we won't hit record lows tonight (which are around 20 degrees), we won't be too far off. Most of us will fall into the mid 20s before the sun comes up.
We'll stay cool on Wednesday despite sunny skies with highs only in the low 50s. Our average highs this time of year are in the upper 60s. Temperatures will begin to bounce back with 60s returning for the end of the work week and highs could be back in the 70s by Sunday and into early next week!
WAFF 48 Storm Team