Frosty start to the weekend - WRBL

Frosty start to the weekend

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A cold Canadian high pressure area has plunged southward and will deliver quite a shot of cold air deep into Georgia and Alabama to start the weekend.

Today's temperatures may not reach 60º in some areas, and no one is likely to get any warmer than the mid-60s Friday afternoon.  These temperatures will be accompanied by winds of 10 to 20 miles per hour out of the north.

Tonight, as the center of the surface high gets close, winds will diminish to light and variable, calm in some areas.  With the clear skies, that will allow for maximum radiational cooling and allow temperatures to drop into the 30s by Saturday morning.  A few places will drop to 32ºF, and a Freeze Warning has been issued by the National Weather Service for the Alabama counties in the WRBL News3 viewing area, plus Troup and Meriwether counties in Georgia.  Other counties will be under a Frost Advisory late tonight.

Most places will remain above the freezing mark, but frost is still possible even with readings in the upper 30s.  Those with especially sensitive plants outdoors should consider moving them inside due to the frost threat.

Milder temperatures are expected Saturday afternoon and especially Sunday as a warming trend gets underway.

Kurt Schmitz

Kurt joined WRBL's First Alert 3 staff in September 2011 after a 34-year career in television meteorology. More>>

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