First Alert: Cold air returns Wednesday and beyond

Winter returns to Alabama this week

Josh's Tuesday night update

MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - And just like that (snaps fingers) got cold again! Those words may very well be spoken somewhere in Alabama Wednesday; afternoon highs will struggle to get out of the 40s. A northwest breeze will make it feel a bit colder, despite the sunny, blue sky.

More cold, dry air props its feet up in Alabama tomorrow night and Thursday, as morning lows drop to or below freezing in most places, with afternoon temperatures struggling to reach 50 degrees on Thursday.

Clouds thicken up late Friday, and some rain and rumbles return to Alabama very late Friday night and (mainly) Saturday.

Temperatures stay near or below normal for most of the next seven days.

The Alabama River at Millers Ferry and Claiborne Dam (Monroe, Wilcox, western Dallas counties) remains above flood stage, and will only slowly drop over the next few days.

The Tombigbee River is also above flood stage at Demopolis, meaning that many pastures and properties along that river remain flooded this week.

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