NWS: Parts of Alabama under freeze warning

DOTHAN, Ala. (AP) - Forecasters say Alabama is in for a day of chilly weather.

Southeast Alabama is under a freeze warning through early Tuesday, and the National Weather Service says highs statewide will be in the 30s and 40s during the day in most parts of the state.

The real problem is the wind: Forecasters say winds gusting to 15 mph will make it feel like it's in the teens even in south Alabama

In Birmingham, WBRC-TV reports that Boutwell Auditorium will open Tuesday afternoon as a warming station to operate throughout this week.

Forecasters say the cold snap should come to an end by Wednesday as warmer air returns to the state and temperatures climb into the lower 50s. Even warmer temperatures are expected by later this week, with highs around 60.

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