The Freeze Watch has been UPGRADED to Freeze Warning & has been expanded southward to include much of north & north-central Alabama. This warning is in effect from midnight tonight lasting through 8:00am CST tomorrow morning.
The first freeze of the approaching cold season will occur tonight. While it will be noticeably colder tonight for the majority of the state.. freezing temperatures are only to prevail over the northern & north-central portions of the state. There could be a few spots over northern Alabama that break 30 degrees tonight, especially in locations of higher terrain.
Understand that freezes are notorious for damaging to even completely destroying sensitive vegetation left unprotected!
Frost is currently NOT anticipated to be a concern associated with tonight's freeze, however short-term forecasts trends will continue to be evaluated and this may need to be re-addressed within the next several hours.
Fortunately or unfortunately (depending upon your opinion), this cold will not last for long as temperatures (both highs & lows) will eventually increase once again through this next coming week after tomorrow.
INCLEMENT WEATHER UPDATE: there are no current detectable hazards concerning severe or tropical weather for Alabama. We do note that Tropical Storm Eta has formed in the Caribbean & is anticipated to strike Nicaragua this week, but at this time we strongly believe that the odds of this cyclone entering the Gulf of Mexico are very low, let alone the negligible probability of it impacting Alabama.
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