First Alert Update: Hard Freeze Warning tonight

First Alert Update: Hard Freeze Warning tonight

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - Temperatures have finally reached above freezing across much of the area this afternoon. We are still looking at a few cold spots like Cullman, Gadsden, and Hamilton with temperatures still below freezing.

Most of us have been below freezing since early Sunday. Temperatures this afternoon in Birmingham have reached 33 degrees under a mostly sunny sky. We'll see increasing clouds later tonight with overnight lows around 21.

Wednesday will begin cloudy. We should see some clearing by late Wednesday afternoon and evening. Expect highs to reach 38 degrees. A reinforcing shot of colder air will move into the area by Thursday morning. Temperatures will again fall into the upper teens. Highs Thursday will only reach 33.

Weekend Forecast: Temperatures will begin to warm a bit late week with temperatures Friday in the mid to upper 30s. Saturday will be slightly milder. with highs around 40 degrees. Temperatures Saturday night will fall into the mid 20s with mostly sunny skies expected Sunday. Highs during the afternoon will reach the mid to upper 40s Forecast models are indicating rain in the forecast Sunday and extending into Monday. Fortunately, temperatures will remain above freezing and we're not expecting any winter travel problems.

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