Alabama experiences Freeze WarningsBy Mike Finnegan | 11/21/2016 12:12am
As a high pressure system moves across the Southeast, a large portion of Alabama, including Tuscaloosa and all other counties in central Alabama, experienced the first freeze of the season, with the low temperature in Tuscaloosa reaching 28 degrees 6 a.m. Sunday morning.
Following the low temperatures, the National Weather Service issued a freeze warning for Tuscaloosa from 9 p.m. Sunday to 8 a.m. Monday. The freeze warning was issued for all counties in the central and southeast regions of Alabama. Additionally, nearly all of Mississippi has been issued a freeze warning and parts of Georgia are forecasted to experience 32 degrees evenings. There is even the possibility for the freezing temperatures to reach as far south as Mobile.
A freeze watch has been issued by the National Weather Service for Monday night and Tuesday morning for the same geographic regions. A freeze watch is when there is a possibility for a freeze, while a freeze warning is when the freeze is definite and occurring.
The National Weather Service warns people to protect outdoor vegetation and livestock during these freezing temperatures. Students traveling for Thanksgiving break should take precaution, as car batteries are less likely to start and tires become deflated during freezing temperatures, according to Mark Cox, director of Bridgestone Winter Driving School.