Forecasters are warning people to get ready for a chilly weekend.
Sub-freezing temperatures will be possible from Saturday night into Sunday morning across Alabama as cold air enters the region from the north following a cold front.
A freeze watch means temperatures at or below freezing will be possible and as such, could affect pets, plumbing, plants or crops.
Some of the freeze watches could be upgraded to warnings before Saturday night and a freeze watch will be in effect for all of north Alabama, between 9:00pm on Saturday and 8:00am Sunday.
Counties affected are – Lauderdale, Colbert, Franklin, Lawrence, Limestone, Madison, Morgan, Marshall, Jackson, DeKalb and Cullman. Temperatures as low as 30 degrees will be possible by Sunday morning. Another freeze watch will be in effect for all of central Alabama from 9:00pm Saturday through 8:00am Sunday.
FREEZE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM 9:00pm SATURDAY THROUGH 8:00am SUNDAY
Sub-freezing temperatures as low as 29 possible.
All of Central Alabama.
For the Freeze Watch, 9 PM CST Saturday through 8 AM CST Sunday.
Frost and freeze conditions could kill crops, other sensitive vegetation and possibly damage unprotected outdoor plumbing.
Take steps now to protect tender plants from the cold. To prevent the freezing, and possible bursting, of outdoor water pipes they should be wrapped, drained, or allowed to drip slowly. Those that have in-ground sprinkler systems should drain them and cover above-ground pipes to protect them from freezing.
Mostly Sunny/ High near 65
Partly Cloudy / Low of 38
Sunny and cooler / High of 53
Clear and cold / Low of 30
Sunshine / High of 58
Monday and Tuesday
Mostly Sunny / High Monday – 55 and High Tuesday – 64