North Alabama’s thermometers may bottom out as a hard freeze is expected to hit the state this evening into tomorrow. Forecasters are warning of a prolonged period of sub-freezing temperatures as an arctic cold front moves into the state. Tim Troutman is the lead forecaster for the National Weather Service in Huntsville. He says temps will be much cooler than normal…
It was brutally cold over night in parts of Alabama, and forecasters say it's not over yet. Tonight's forecast is for more cold weather for the Tennessee Valley, with temperatures dropping to the mid-twenties again.
Tuscaloosa is predicted to have upper twenties, and Mobile could be in the mid thirties.
Meteorologist Holly Allen says precautions for tonight are the same as for last night.
Alabama transportation officials say winter storm forecasts for northern portions of Alabama likely will result in icy roads causing hazardous driving conditions.
The Alabama Department of Public Safety and the Alabama Department of Transportation strongly encourage all motorists to drive with extreme caution and to avoid roadways when weather conditions are prohibitive.
Much of northern Alabama is under a freezing rain advisory until mid to late morning tomorrow.