Frost and Freeze Concerns Ahead for the Southeast
Several nights of cold temperatures are ahead from the Ohio Valley into the Southeast with frost and freeze concerns. A Freeze Warning extends from Missouri to the Panhandle of Florida tonight. Lows tonight will drop into the teens and 20s from the Central Plains into the Tennessee Valley. Readings may fall below freezing down to the Gulf Coast of Alabama and Florida.
A strong area of high pressure in the Ohio Valley will bring down the cold air from Central Canada. Skies will be clear at night and the temperatures will plummet. Readings slow to climb in the afternoon, staying well below average.
Thursday morning will be cold as well, with Freeze Watches already issued into the Deep South. Temperatures may drop below freezing into Central Florida, with 20s as far south as Northern Florida.
The strong area of high pressure will shift only slightly eastward, into the Tennessee Valley. Highs will be a little warmer on Thursday, but will remain well below normal.
There will still be frost and freeze concerns on Friday morning, but the cold will not be as widespread. Readings may fall below freezing as far south as Georgia once again.
The cold dome of high pressure will finally move into the Atlantic Ocean Friday afternoon. Southerly winds on the backside of the high pressure center will warm readings on Friday afternoon as 60s and 70s return to the region.
For WeatherNation: Meteorologist Mace Michaels