Frost/Freeze Tuesday NightMarch 24th, 2014 at 2:54 pm by Jason Smith under FOX10 Stormtracker Weather
A surface front is now well to the south over the central Gulf. We still have a low chance of an isolated shower through late evening as upper energy passes overhead, and interacts with the front. Temperatures were noticeably cooler today. Things turn much cooler late tonight. Lows will range from the upper 30’s well inland, to the mid 40’s along the coast. Mobile should see a low close to 41 overnight.
Much colder air continues to track into the area with a reinforcing cold front on Tuesday. We will see a significant increase in winds through the afternoon. The northerly breeze could gust above 25 mph. Temperatures will be in the low 60’s for highs with sunny skies. This cold air mass will be established as we head into Tuesday night. A strong area of high pressure builds into the region. Overnight lows will be as cold as the mid 30’s along the coast, to near 30 degrees with a light freeze in the inland locations. Widespread frost is expected north of I-10, and patchy frost is possible to within a mile or two of the coast.
The ridge slips to the east fairly quickly and temperatures rebound to above 70 degrees in most spots on Thursday. Rain and storms become likely by Friday. The weekend looks to be drier, with warm afternoon temperatures.
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