Brutally cold night ahead

Record-threatening cold for Alabama tonight

Josh Johnson's Tuesday night update

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - Tonight will be Alabama’s coldest night since late January, as temperatures plunge into the 24-30 degree range across the southern half of the state. Montgomery’s record low for November 13 is 24 degrees, so it is possible that we tie or break that record by sunrise Wednesday.

Pets should come inside; most pipes inside your home should be fine, you don’t need to drip interior faucets unless you have a history of burst pipes and/or substandard insulation in your home.

The breeze will drive wind chills into the teens early tomorrow morning, so please be sure the kids are bundled up for school.

Sunshine will warm us into the mid 50s tomorrow afternoon, and the wind will slowly diminish, too.

Alabama drops into the deep freeze tonight
Alabama drops into the deep freeze tonight (Source: WSFA 12 News)

Clouds return Thursday, as a Gulf low cranks up and scoots to our southeast. If we were a bit colder, this would be an ideal setup for snow or ice in our state. But, we will stay warm enough for just a few periods of light to moderate rain Thursday afternoon into Thursday night. The rain ends before sunrise Friday, and we expect dry, but cool weather for Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

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