Cold temps issue freeze warnings for Chilton

Published 2:00 pm Thursday, March 8, 2018


Cold temperatures this week have brought several freeze warnings to Chilton County, according to the National Weather Service of Birmingham.

A freeze warning for March 7 carried into March 8, with night and morning temperatures lingering between 30 and 32 degrees, according to NWS Birmingham.

The freeze warning is in effect from midnight to 8 a.m. March 9.

While temperatures are expected to rise after the windy cold of March 8, the weekend bringing steady temperatures between mid-40s and upper 60s, almost freezing temperatures of mid- to upper 30s are again forecast for March 13 and 14 of next week.

The mini temperature seesaw is keeping Chilton County vegetation in check.

Meteorologist Mark Rose of NWS Birmingham advises plant owners and keepers to bring plants indoors or cover them during the freezing temperatures.

“It’s not the kind of freeze that’s going to damage pipes,” he said. “The main thing is just the vegetation.”

Rain is expected for March 10, beginning in the afternoon and leading into a nearly 100 percent chance for the night. Rain should dissipate and clear the following day.

The following is the NWS Birmingham forecast for March 9-12:

  • March 9: Freezing temperatures between 30 and 32 degrees are anticipated for the morning. Temperatures are expected to rise to the mid-60s in the afternoon, sinking back down into the mid-40s through the night.
  • March 10: Temperatures are expected to hang around the upper 60s, with some rain in the afternoon. Nighttime is forecast to bring even more rain, with temperatures steady in the mid-50s.
  • March 11: Rain should be leaving town, temperatures reach highs in the mid-60s.
  • March 12: Temperatures reaching early morning lows of around 40 degrees, and heating up to mid-50s in the afternoon.

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