MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) — After an unusually warm stretch for the Gulf Coast, the region is set for a cold blast that could bring the first freeze of the season to some communities.

WEDNESDAY: Freeze Warnings are in effect for our counties along Highway 84 Wednesday morning. Morning lows temperatures are expected to drop into the lower and middle 30’s for most of the News 5 viewing area. Strong northerly breezes will continue driving the wind chill (feels like) temperatures into the 20’s and 30’s. Highs will likely stay in the 50’s with gusty winds continuing.

  • RED FLAG WARNING – All day for windy and dry conditions (refrain from burning)
  • SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY – 9 AM until 1 PM, N winds 15-25 mph, gusts to 30 kt (seas 4-9 feet)

THURSDAY: Another FREEZE WARNING is in place north of I-10 with morning lows in the low-to-mid 30’s. Winds will die down by Thursday allowing air temperatures to bottom out. This will lead to the potential for freezing temperatures mainly in our northern counties. Highs will top out in the 60’s.

We warm up starting Thursday afternoon. Highs will be back into the 70’s by Friday through the weekend.