MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) – There is a FREEZE WARNING until 9 am. A freeze warning means widespread freezing temperatures are anticipated and that’s what we’ve had this morning. We’ve also broken our record low in Mobile… Temperatures will be in the 20s in most spots with low 30s near the coast.
There is a HARD FREEZE WARNING for Jackson County MS. This isn’t because it will be colder there, but that warning comes from the National Weather Service in New Orleans and the criteria is slightly different than NWS Mobile. For a hard freeze warning to be issued by NWS Mobile lows need to be near 20°. For NWS New Orleans it’s 25°.
Make sure you remember the 5 p’s of cold-weather safety. Keep people warm by dressing in layers and hats, bring in pets, if it’s too cold for you, then it’s too cold for them, bring in any sensitive plants, remember to insulate and drip the pipes, especially if it’s expected to get close to 20°, and as always, practice proper fire safety. Make sure any item is about 3 feet away from a space heater.
Thankfully, it won’t stay cold all day. Past 9 am, most will warm to above freezing, but it will still be chilly. At lunchtime, most will be in the 40s with wind chills still in the 30s. Highs this afternoon will reach the 50s, but compared to this morning, that will feel lovely. Plus, it’s nothing but sunshine during the early afternoon.
It’s cold again tonight, however, it won’t be freezing. Lows will be in the upper 30s and low 40s as some moisture moves in. Tomorrow brings a slight chance for a few cool showers with highs in the mid 50s. Temperatures continue to moderate into the weekend, but we stay well BELOW seasonable averages. Highs by Friday will be in the upper 50s and it’s low 60s for highs this weekend with lows in the upper 30s and low 40s.
Our unseasonably cool weather lasts into next week under mostly dry skies.