MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) – The flood gates are opening up to an arctic air mass late this week just in time for the Christmas weekend.
The front has moved through our area and arctic air is ushering in. Temps are falling quickly through this morning with gusty winds between 30-40 mph. When you factor in these winds, it will feel like single digits and teens waking up. Highs this afternoon will struggle to get above freezing for most with blustery winds continuing.
A HARD FREEZE is likely to occur Saturday morning with temperatures diving into the 10s and 20s. A HARD FREEZE WARNING has been issued for our entire News 5 area until Sunday morning. Strong cold air advection will keep afternoon temperatures in the middle and upper 30s with lows in the teens and 20’s.
A WIND CHILL ADVISORY is in place for the entire area thanks to the frigid temps plus the blustery winds expected. Wind chill values are expected to be in the single digits.
This will be one of the coldest Christmas forecasts in recent memory. Skies will stay sunny, but that won’t do much to warm us up. Morning lows will drop into the teens and 20s. Winds will run lighter Sunday. Highs will only manage to reach the upper 30s and lower 40s. This keeps temperatures are 20 degrees below average. Wind chills are expected to be in the single digits through Sat morning with teens expected Sunday.
- Coldest air of the season expected through the holiday weekend
- Morning lows in the teens and 20s with highs in the 30s a 40s
- Dangerously low wind chills expected with some areas feeling like the single digits
- Cold weather precautions should be implemented
- Take steps to protect you home’s pipes, people, plants, and pets