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FIRST ALERT: Feeling in the teens and twenties overnight

Published: Jan. 20, 2022 at 5:13 AM CST|Updated: Jan. 20, 2022 at 8:24 PM CST
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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - The colder air continues to pour into the state tonight, with temperatures tumbling below the freezing mark. Lows tonight will near 26º, with wind chills in the teens and 20s. We are seeing cloud breaks to the far northwest; however, clouds will increase again on Friday. The clouds should keep high temperatures in the upper 30s in most areas, but we could top 40º in some areas to the west. Bottom line, plan for another very cold/blustery day.

Winter weather advisories are in effect for the Gulf Coast counties for possible sleet and freezing rain. Precipitation could spread north along the coast in the morning, with slippery travel where temps near freezing in southwest Alabama. If you are traveling be sure to download our First Alert Weather app for updates on traffic and road conditions.

Sunshine returns this weekend, but the cold air lingers. Saturday morning temperatures will end up in the low to mid 20s. Highs Saturday afternoon are forecast to warm into the mid 40s. Sunday will end up similar, with temperatures in the low 20s. Temperatures Sunday afternoon will trend slightly warmer, with highs in the upper 40s. Make sure you bring your pets inside and perhaps drip the faucets Friday night into Saturday morning. Our next big thing is the chance for rain early next week. Forecast guidance shows a cold rain returning to the area Monday night and continuing into the early morning hours on Tuesday.

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