Very Cold Weather to Start 2018

Hard Freeze Watch for interior areas of NW FL Monday evening into Wednesday morning. Protect people, pets, plants, and pipes! Forecast temps are expected to fall into the teens to around 20. This is likely to become a warning.

Big changes are coming to the Southeast...starting on New Years Eve and lasting through the week!

Periods of cold rain can be expected at times during the morning and afternoon on Sunday.

Choctaw County, Alabama and areas to the north are under a Winter Weather Advisory for the potential for light ice accumulation.

Cold rain is expected to transition into light freezing rain during the morning and afternoon in the areas under the advisory.

If you must travel north, please keep in mind that roadways will be slick, especially on bridges and overpasses.

Northwest Florida is expecting cold rain with temperatures mainly in the 40s and lower 50s.

The cold rain should end by the evening hours, but then temperatures will drop and northerly winds will pick up.

As we ring in the New Year, Northwest Florida can expect temperatures in the 30s for most spots, but it will feel like the 20s.

If you will be outdoors, please plan accordingly and add multiple layers of clothing, including hats and mittens.

A Wind Chill Advisory has been issued for Mobile, Baldwin (interior and central), Monroe, Conecuh, Butler, Clarke, Crenshaw, Washington, Wilcox, Choctaw in Alabama, Stone, George, Greene, Perry, & Wayne in Mississippi from 3AM to 9AM on Monday. DANGEROUS single digit wind chills possible.

By Monday morning, temperatures will be in the mid 20s to lower 30s in Northwest Florida with wind chills in the teens and 20s.

Very cold and blustery conditions will continue through Monday. Highs will be in the 30s to lower 40s, but with the windy conditions, it will feel even colder all day and all night long.

Monday night and Tuesday morning, followed by Tuesday night and Wednesday morning are forecast to be the coldest.

A Hard Freeze Warning has been issued for inland areas in Southwest Alabama starting 12 AM Monday through 9 AM Wednesday. Temperatures in the teens to around 20 degrees are expected in these areas.

A Hard Freeze Watch has been issued for interior Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa County in Northwest Florida. This watch goes into effect Monday evening through Wednesday morning, as temperatures are forecast to fall into the teens to around 20 overnight Monday and into the morning hours on Tuesday -- also on Tuesday night into Wednesday morning. Closer to the coast, temperatures are forecast to fall into the low to mid 20s. The beaches may dip into the upper 20s to around 30 on these nights. This watch is likely to become a warning later tonight or Monday morning.

Please take the time to winterize your home and protect your animals/pets, plants, and pipes from the cold.

Wrap your pipes and let your faucet drip at night. Also, opening your cabinets to expose your pipes to the warmth of your home will help.

Exposed pipes can burst at these temperatures.

Please don't forget about your pets and bring them indoors. If they absolutely cannot be indoors, provide ample warmth and shelter for them -- if it is too cold for you, it's too cold for them!

Do not forget to check on those around you, especially the elderly.

Do not forget to practice fire safety. You can find more tips here.

Afternoon highs will be in the 40s all week long with overnight temperatures mainly in the 20s.

Please stay tuned as more watches, warnings, or advisories may be issued.

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