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Lows in the 30s Friday and Saturday morning with widespread frost likely

Update on tonight's freeze and frost likelihood!

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - It has been an usually cold start to April! Today’s temperatures were 15+ degrees below average and 20+ degrees colder than yesterday. It gets even colder tonight with low temperatures in the low and middle 30s under clear skies. Frost is likely statewide, and a freeze is possible for parts of Central Alabama.

Frost and Freeze Possibility
Frost and Freeze Possibility (Source: WSFA 12 News)

Widespread frost is expected, so it’s highly encouraged to bring in or protect any plants and vegetation you may have early this growing season. Also, don’t forget to bring pets inside!

A widespread frost and freeze are likely Friday morning.
A widespread frost and freeze are likely Friday morning. (Source: WSFA 12 News)

Friday stays quite chilly for this time of year with temperatures in the low 60s. The wind will relax significantly, so it should feel a bit warmer. It will also be entirely sunny yet again.

Then it’s right back down into the lower and middle 30s by Saturday morning with more frost.

Frost and freeze possible again Friday night
Frost and freeze possible again Friday night (Source: WSFA 12 News)

We do warm up as we head towards Easter. Saturday will feature the upper 60s with a few clouds. Easter morning will be chilly in the 40s, but the afternoon will be nice. Highs will be in the lower and middle 70s under sunny skies.

Easter weekend looks great with warmer temperatures.
Easter weekend looks great with warmer temperatures. (Source: WSFA 12 News)

So be sure to dress warmly if you’re heading to sunrise service or partaking in any sort of morning Easter egg hunt activities outside! You’ll certainly be able to shed the layers by the afternoon.

Beyond Easter, temperatures will warm even more. In fact, in typical Alabama fashion, we’ll soar from well-below to well-above average temperatures in these next 7 days. We’ll be in the upper 70s Monday and then move into the 80s by Tuesday. Skies remain mostly sunny with not a sign of rain until perhaps next Wednesday night.

7 Day
7 Day (Source: WSFA 12 News)

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