, 2022-12-22 07:04:00,
Get ready, the cold is coming.
Alabama was covered by wind chill and deep freeze warnings Thursday in anticipation of the arrival of a powerful arctic cold front later today.
That front will bring some rain to the front, some snow to northern Alabama to the rear, and extremely cold temperatures to all of Alabama starting tonight.
Extremely cold air is expected to stay in place at least until Christmas Day. Some places in Alabama may not get above freezing until Monday.
The National Weather Service continued to urge people across the state to prepare for extreme cold and ensure other people, pets, pipes and plants are protected from the weather for the next several days.
Overnight lows will fall into the single digits in northern and north-central Alabama. South Central Alabama and South Alabama could see mercury plunge into teens. (See the expected minimums at the top of this post.)
And the winds will make it much worse. The weather service is anticipating strong winds behind the front, strong enough to down branches and power lines.
Those strong winds will create chills of up to 20 degrees below zero in the northern parts of the state.
It won’t be very hot on Friday, with high temperatures only reaching the teens in northern and central Alabama and in the 20s and 30s in southern Alabama.
Here are the expected highs for Friday:
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