Winter making a comeback in the South: widespread freeze likely
After relatively mild temperatures compared to normal for much of this winter, a surge of cold air is reminding everyone across the South that it is indeed still astronomical winter (although spring is just a week away).
The mild temperatures as of late potentially have inspired people to plant gardens and flowers a little bit earlier than they normally would. If you're one of those people, you want to make sure you protect your plants over the next few nights as many folks will see at least a frost, with a widespread freeze also expected, as temperatures fall into the 20s and 30s.
Areas expected to see a frost and/or freeze are going almost as far south as I-10 where there are currently frost and freeze alerts in effect for these areas and areas north of I-10 over the next couple of nights.
Current frost/freeze alerts
Temperatures Monday night are expected to dip to freezing down to around I-20 in Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, and South Carolina.
Monday night temperatures
The freezing line dips even farther south on Tuesday night with temperatures at or below freezing almost as far south as I-10 in Mississippi and Alabama and even central and south Georgia and possibly coastal areas of South Carolina seeing a freeze.
Tuesday night temperatures
Temperatures begin to moderate Wednesday night but an additional freeze is expected for northeastern Alabama, northern Georgia, and upstate South Carolina.
Wednesday night temperatures
Bundle up, bring the pets inside, and protect those plants!