First Alert Forecast: Cold now, frigid next week!

First Alert Forecast: Cold now, frigid next week!
In the wake of a strong cold front, high pressure builds in - bringing sunshine and cool temperatures through the weekend. (Source: WLBT)

Temperatures were chilly today in comparison to yesterday's above-average conditions, especially as gusty winds dropped our feels-like temps in to the 30s heading out the door this morning... As cloud cover is expected to linger through the afternoon hours, high temperatures will struggle to reach the 50 degree mark. Expect clearing overnight and Saturday morning lows in the low 30s. Some spots could even drop into the upper 20s north of I-20 and a Freeze Warning is in effect for our central and northern counties.

We’ll be dry and on a slight warming trend through the weekend before our Veteran’s Day cold front brings a few showers and MUCH colder temperatures to the area by next week. Wind chills in the teens are likely Wednesday morning! Due to this extreme drop in temperatures, Tuesday and Wednesday of next week are now ALERT DAYS as we will need to make sure we are taking the necessary precautions to stay warm.

First Alert Forecast: chilly, cloudy Friday; nice weekend ahead

Rachel Coulter

WLBT/FOX 40 First Alert Meteorologist

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