Freeze Warning In Effect For West Alabama Tonight [PHOTOS]
The National Weather Service in Birmingham has issued a Freeze Warning in effect for most of Alabama tonight. Counties in purple are all affected by the warning. Lows will range from the mid-20's to low 30's as cold air dips into the state.
Temperatures will remain below freezing for several hours; take precaution and protect sensitive vegetation and bring your pets indoors.
A Wind Advisory is also in effect until 7pm tonight, as winds will be between 15 to 25 mph today with gusts above 25mph.
The full text of the warning is as follows:
...A STRONG COLD FRONT WILL BRING GUSTY WINDS TODAY AND WIDESPREAD BELOW FREEZING TEMPERATURES TONIGHT...
...WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM CDT THIS EVENING...
...FREEZE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 10 PM THIS EVENING TO 10 AM CDT WEDNESDAY...
* TIMING...STRONG WINDS WILL CONTINUE THROUGH 7 PM THIS EVENING.TEMPERATURES WILL FALL BELOW FREEZING BETWEEN 12 AM AND 1 AM LATE TONIGHT ACROSS PORTIONS OF CENTRAL ALABAMA. TEMPERATURES WILL WARM ABOVE FREEZING BY 8 AM TO 9 AM WEDNESDAY MORNING.
* WINDS...SUSTAINED AT 20 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 MPH ARE POSSIBLE.
* TEMPERATURES...WILL RANGE FROM THE MID 20S TO THE LOWER 30S.
* IMPACTS...GUSTY WINDS COULD KNOCK DOWN LARGE LIMBS AND A FEW WEAKENED TREES. HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES WILL ALSO BE AFFECTED BY THE STRONG NORTHWESTERLY WINDS. THE FREEZING TEMPERATURES MAY DAMAGE OR KILL VEGETATION THAT HAS ALREADY BUDDED OUT FOR THE SPRING.
A FREEZE WARNING MEANS SUB-FREEZING TEMPERATURES ARE IMMINENT OR HIGHLY LIKELY. THESE CONDITIONS WILL KILL CROPS AND OTHER SENSITIVE VEGETATION.
A WIND ADVISORY MEANS THAT SUSTAINED WINDS OF 24 MPH AND HIGHER...OR WIND GUSTS OF 36 MPH AND HIGHER...ARE EXPECTED. WINDS THIS STRONG CAN MAKE DRIVING DIFFICULT...ESPECIALLY FOR HIGH PROFILE
VEHICLES. USE EXTRA CAUTION.