4:30 a.m. Update: Back Edge of Precip Approaching I-59, No Travel Impacts Being Reported

| November 12, 2019 @ 4:42 am

National Blend of Models Forecast Lows for Tomorrow Morning

The coldest air so far this season is invading Alabama this morning and it means business.

The cold front now extends from Roanoke to Alex City to Montgomery. Temperatures have fallen into the 20s in places like Muscle Shoals, Haleyville, Decatur, and Huntsville. It is freezing now as far south as parts of northern Pickens, northern Tuscaloosa, Walker, northern Jefferson, Blount, northern Etowah, and western DeKalb Counties.

It is 33F at Tuscaloosa and Birmingham, 36F at Gadsden, and 37F at Anniston.

Sleet is being reported in the back edge of the precipitation, including spots like Holly Pond in Cullman County, where the precipitation has now ended. earlier, some slick spots were reported in Franklin County around Russellville, but the wind is helping dry things out as the rain ends.
There could be a few flurries this morning, but no impacts are expected.

Wind advisories are in effect for North and Central Alabama today. Winds have gusted over 30 mph at times, including 38 mph at Montgomery. Wind chill values are in the teens over the Tennessee Valley and in the 20s over North Central Alabama.

The big story will be the cold. It will barely get above freezing in the Tennessee Valley counties of North Alabama today with the middle and upper 30s down to the I-20 Corridor. Low 40s will be the order of the day for areas south of I-20. But tonight, temperatures will be in the teens over the Tennessee Valley with low 20s down to the 20/59 Corridors.

We are calling for it to be 22F just before midnight at Birmingham, and if it makes it, we would break the record low for November 12th, which is 23F. And if it gets to the expected 21F by morning, that would break the record for the 13th, which is 22F. Needless to say, freeze warnings are in effect for Central Alabama. The NWS Huntsville has stopped issuing them for North Alabama since all of that area has already experienced a freeze.

Make sure to take any precautions tonight to protect vulnerable plants and pets. Check on vulnerable friends, family, and neighbors.

We will be back in the 50s on Wednesday.

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