It’s Cool Out There At Midday, But Freeze Warnings Are Up For Tonight

| March 7, 2018 @ 1:21 pm

Conditions Throughout Central Alabama at 1:20 PM

For much across Central Alabama, you are receiving maximum sunshine that is helping these cooler temperatures feel a little more tolerable. Up in the northern parts of the area and into North Alabama, clouds on the southern end of a low-pressure system that is moving through the Great Lakes region are blocking out much of the sun. Another day featuring a wide range of temperatures across the area… from the upper 30s in the northwest to the upper 50s in the southeast. Birmingham was sitting at 46 degrees with a mix of sun and clouds. That cloud cover in the north could keep those locations from reaching their forecast highs.

Weather For The Rest Of Your Wednesday, Including Freeze Watches & Warnings

Most of Central Alabama will continue to have mainly sunny skies throughout the remainder of the afternoon and into the early evening hours, with the some of the northern locations having to deal with some pesky cloud cover from the north that is slowly moving southeastward. Winds will continue to be quite breezy at times out of the northwest, making temperatures feel quite cooler than what they are. Highs will top out in the upper 40s to the upper 50s.

Tonight will feature chilly temperatures and mainly clear skies for much of the area, while some locations in the north will continue to have some cloud cover. We are expecting lows in the low to mid-30s throughout the area, with North Alabama dipping as low as the upper 20s, therefore NWS Huntsville and NWS Birmingham both have issued Freeze Warnings that will go into effect from 2 AM to 8 AM Thursday for all of North Alabama and most of Central Alabama. A Freeze Watch goes into effect from 12 AM to 8 AM Thursday for the extreme southern counties of Central Alabama.

Thursday’s Weather

It will be a bright and sunny Thursday across Central Alabama, but it will be just slightly warmer than what we are seeing today. Winds will still be a little breezy out of the west-northwest, making the afternoon highs in the lower 50s to the lower 60s feel a little cooler. Another freeze warning is likely for Thursday night through the early morning hours on Friday, as overnight lows are expected to be colder, reaching the upper 20s to the lower 30s. All of Central Alabama is under a Freeze Watch that goes into effect at 12 AM to 8 AM Friday.

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Scott Martin is a meteorologist, graphic artist, musician, husband, and a father. Scott is a member of the National Weather Association and the Central Alabama Chapter of the National Weather Association. Scott is also the co-founder of Racecast Weather, which provides accurate forecasts for many racing series across the USA.

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