It’s been a very cold day with highs in the upper 40’s. Winds have been very strong out of the n’west, adding to the chill factor. The precipitation is long gone, and the main focus is on cold weather the next two nights.
Colder air arrives tonight. We expect the first hard freeze of the season, with lows in the low 20’s in most spots north of I-10. Expect mid-upper 20’s in the coastal locations. The hard freeze means that there is an increased risk for exposed pipes and sensitive vegetation.
The gfs model is suggesting a low of 23 degrees tonight for Mobile Regional Airport. Keep in mind, that last year’s winter was relatively mild. We haven’t seen temperatures this cold since January of 2011 when the readings bottomed out at 21 degrees. This could also be a record breaking cold snap for the region. The record for November 28th is 25 degrees set in 1938.
Thanksgiving Day & the Weekend
The forecast looks cold and sunny for Thanksgiving. Highs will only be in the 50’s. We will see plenty of sunshine. More light freezing temperatures are possible Thanksgiving Night. Expect a warming trend for Black Friday and the weekend. Temperatures will be back into the 60’s by Saturday and Sunday afternoon.