According to the National Weather Service another blast of cold air will arrive later today (Wednesday), and temperatures will dive again tonight. There will also be light winds that could very well send wind chills down to zero in some areas by Thursday morning. Low temperatures Wednesday morning ranged from the teens in parts of north Alabama to the mid-to-upper 20’s in central Alabama to just below freezing in south Alabama; locally at the WEIS Radio studios the low was 21. Most of north Alabama will likely rise above freezing Wednesday afternoon – but following the arrival of that approaching cold front, highs Thursday will struggle to reach the freezing mark.
A Wind Chill Advisory will be in effect for our area from 2:00 – 9:00am Thursday. A Hard Freeze Warning remains in effect through 9:00am Friday. Many places could see record breaking lows during this cold snap – Tuscaloosa set a record low with a temperature of 15 on Tuesday night, breaking the mark of 16 set back in 2001. Lows across northern parts of the state are expected to fall between 10 and 22, with single-digits not being out of the question.
(National Weather Service/Some information provided by al.com/www.al.com)